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Visalakshi Ramani

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It is The baby blimp again!
News The Guardian
The NHS cannot become a bargaining chip in our desperate deal-making with the US
‘Trump’s blustering is irrelevant: who truly believes he understands the issues at hand? But the discussion over parceling off NHS services will be dominated by Americ
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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While the medicare/medicaid are snatched away from the poor and the ill...

Finance Quartz
US taxpayers are spending millions so Trump’s adult children can meet the Queen
US president Donald Trump’s four adult children and their spouses have joined him on his state visit to the United Kingdom this week. Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, Eric Trump and his wife Lara, Donald Trump Jr. and Tiffany Trump were all among the 171 dinner guests at Buckingham Palace today, according to the White House press pool. Guests dined on Windsor lamb, steamed halibut, and watercress mousse, while they listened to Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks” and “Tonight” from West Side Story.

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Visalakshi Ramani

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How does anything matter really??
The whole family got to rub shoulders with the real Royals for a change!

Style Elle
Donald Trump's Tweet About Kate Middleton's Topless Sunbathing Resurfaces
Eye-roll, eye-roll, eye-roll
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Visalakshi Ramani

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When plastic does more good than harm....

News The Conversation
Why some plastic packaging is necessary to prevent food waste and protect the environment
Food waste could be worse than plastic when it comes to harming the environment.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Wow! It is a miracle that the weight of three miles high water did not crush the aircraft!

News Popular Mechanics
Navy Recovers Lost Aircraft From Three Miles Below the Ocean's Surface
The salvage became the deepest ever attempt for an aircraft wreck.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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How very sad! :(


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News The Guardian
Toddler murders highlight critical state of social services
Dylan Tiffin-Brown and Evelyn-Rose Muggleton were killed by men who had a history of domestic violence. Photograph: PA The circumstances surrounding the horrific killings of Dylan Tiffin-Brown, two, and Evelyn-Rose Muggleton, one, throw the spotlight not just on “systemic weaknesses” at Northamptonshire county council but the critical state of children’s social services across England. The serious case review reports said mistakes were made during events leading up to the children’s deaths over a four-month period in 2017 and 2018. Police, schools, health visitors and social workers all made errors. But it concluded it was not clear anything could have been done to prevent the catastrophic incidents. The reports, however, made clear that the backdrop to the tragedies was an environment of chaos in Northamptonshire’s child protection services: unqualified staff making key decisions on the frontline, hundreds of cases left un-assessed for weeks and a chronic shortage of experienced social workers. Those shortcomings were even more vividly outlined in a report to ministers published last month. It concluded children’s services were blighted by “longstanding and systemic” management failure, an embedded culture of complacency, and widespread cynicism among staff that services would improve. The report was written by the commissioner appointed by ministers to overhaul Northamptonshire’s children’s services, Malcolm Newsam. A year after Dylan’s murder, he reflected, its safeguarding operations were still in chaos. Some staff were responsible for an unmanageable 50 child protection cases. “The service is still very fragile and there remain unacceptable risks in the system,” he wrote. Northamptonshire children’s services’ problems are longstanding. In 2013 they were judged “inadequate” by Ofsted. Despite heavy investment they made little progress, and a crushing follow-up Ofsted report last November, which triggered Newsam’s arrival, confirmed they had slipped back into crisis. Critics have linked Northamptonshire’s woes with austerity cuts to funding and services. However, its new children’s director, Sally Hodges, said financial considerations had played no part in safeguarding decisions. The authority was the second highest spender on children’s social care among county councils. It is not so much that councils are not investing enough in child protection - nine out of 10 English councils overspent their children’s budgets last year - but that the gap between available resources and demand is growing - about £3bn by 2025 on current estimates - and spending is concentrated on crisis services, not preventive ones. The council has spent millions paying for a huge rise in children being taken into care. It is also reliant on expensive agency social workers, who comprised a quarter of the services’ 328 staff in December. Ironically, the children’s budget was underspent by £2m in February because there were so many social worker vacancies. The spiralling child protection bill, however, meant other services had to be cut: Sure Start centres and other family and community projects aimed at supporting families and stopping them slipping into crisis have been gutted, increasing the flow of young people into the child protection system, fuelled by rising child poverty, mental illness and destitution. Safeguarding problems are often rooted in cuts to early intervention services. “Child protection social workers say that when they need to signpost troubled families to early help, services are no longer there,” the local Labour councillor Danielle Stone said. The council has said it wants to reinvest in prevention: but it is not clear where the money will come from to do so. The independent Northamptonshire safeguarding children board is optimistic the new management team is making positive changes - there are fewer unallocated cases, lower social worker caseloads (down to an average of 19), and tighter management and oversight of cases - although it accepts change will take time. The child deaths, however, will cast another shadow over a nightmare year and a half for the Tory-controlled council: it has twice been declared bankrupt, and been told by a government inspector that it must be scrapped because its leadership failings are so chronic and deep-rooted that it is unreformable. The council is scheduled to be abolished in 2020, replaced by two new unitary authorities, and children’s services will go into an independent trust outside council control. It will complete the humiliating decline of an aspiring beacon of municipal conservatism into the much-derided sick man of local government.

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Visalakshi Ramani

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Many marriages are held by invisible strings other than SEX!
When the man slowly transform into a 'big brother' this can happen.
The brooding husband may eventually becomes a mere 'Bruder'
Interestingly the word 'Bruder' ( brooder ) in German means " brother".



Style HuffPost UK
Can A Sexless Marriage Survive? We Asked The Experts
Sexless marriages, though rarely discussed openly, are more common than you might expect

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Visalakshi Ramani

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So they gay couple will get attacked - whether they kiss in public or refuse to kiss in public!

News Yahoo News UK
Four arrested after gay couple beaten for refusing to kiss on London bus
Woman and girlfriend attacked by male gang on London bus
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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So her aim is Imprisonment and not just Impeachment!

News The Guardian
Nancy Pelosi tells Democrats: I want Trump 'in prison' but not impeached
Nancy Pelosi speaks during a panel in Media, Pennsylvania, on 24 May. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has told Democrats calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment that she would rather see the president in prison. Pelosi made the remarks during a closed-door meeting with senior Democratic lawmakers this week amid a heated debate within the party over whether to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump, according to a report by Politico. Pressed on the issue by Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House judiciary committee, Pelosi said of Trump: “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.” Pelosi’s spokeswoman, Ashley Etienne, would not confirm the speaker’s comments. “Speaker Pelosi and the chairs had a productive meeting about the state of play with the Mueller report,” Etienne said. “They agreed to keep all options on the table and continue to move forward with an aggressive hearing and legislative strategy, as early as next week, to address the president’s corruption and abuses of power uncovered in the report.” A spokesman for Nadler directed inquiries to the speaker’s office. Pelosi, who has held firm despite growing calls for a formal impeachment inquiry within her caucus, made the case for defeating Trump in the 2020 election with the hopes that he will be prosecuted for his alleged crimes. Her comments nonetheless mark a further escalation of the rhetoric she has employed against the president in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in April of the Trump-Russia investigation, which detailed 11 instances in which Trump or his campaign sought to obstruct justice. In recent weeks, Pelosi accused the president of engaging in “a cover-up”, characterized his actions as “villainous to the constitution” and made a joking reference to the 25th amendment - which allows a president to be removed from office if he is deemed unfit to serve. Trump had responded to the speaker by questioning her mental fitness and ignited further controversy by sharing a doctored video that was edited to suggest, falsely, that Pelosi was impaired. House Democrats have meanwhile grown increasingly frustrated with the White House’s efforts to stonewall their requests for documents and subpoenas relating to the Mueller report, rendering it difficult to investigate further the special counsel’s findings. The Trump-led blockade, coupled with a public statement by Mueller himself in late May saying he could not exonerate the president of committing a crime, has prompted more Democrats to embrace an impeachment inquiry and ramped up the pressure on Pelosi. Although Pelosi has not ruled out an impeachment entirely, she has said pursuing that path would be “divisive” and play directly into Trump’s hands as he embarks on his re-election campaign. Nadler would not say if his committee would launch impeachment proceedings without Pelosi’s blessing, stating in an interview with CNN on Wednesday that the speaker “will have the largest single voice” in the matter. “We’re investigating all the things we would investigate, frankly, in an impeachment inquiry,” Nadler said. “Let me put it this way,” he added. “It may very well come to a formal impeachment inquiry. We will see.”

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Visalakshi Ramani

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So common sense is NOT so uncommon after all! :)

Finance Yahoo Finance
U.S. government not prepared to collect tariffs on Mexican goods
President Trump may impose tariffs on Mexican goods but industry insiders say the U.S. government is unprepared to collect them.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Knowledge may lead to the realization of the unfulfilled wants!

News Oneindia
Why is India’s most literate state Kerala producing the most ISIS terrorists
New Delhi, June 08: Kerala is a 100 per cent literate state. It is one India's best tourist destination and offers probably the best cuisine. Attached to all the positives is a lurking problem as wel
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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Will all the sea creatures become coated with fine plastic in the future???

Finance Quartz
On World Oceans Day, the seas are awash in plastic pollution
Even in the deepest trenches of the Pacific Rim, microplastics and synthetic fibers were found in 72% of the 90 creatures scientists examined.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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vetRikaramaana vaapas???

News Associated Press
Trump says tariffs on Mexico suspended indefinitely
President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he had suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country "has agreed to take strong measures" to stem the flow
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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So "Is the case closed?" or "Is it just opened"???

News Associated Press
Case opened: Democrats begin public airing of Mueller report
President Donald Trump says it's "case closed ." But Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller . House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the special counsel's report as they intensify their focus on the Russia probe and pick up the pace on an investigative "path" - in the words of Speaker Nancy Pelosi - that some of them hope leads to impeachment of the president. In doing so, they are trying to draw the public's attention on the allegations that Trump sought to obstruct a federal investigation and they want highlight his campaign's contacts with Russia in the 2016 election.

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Visalakshi Ramani

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Scary similar to the very scary Locust Pests

Lifestyle House Beautiful
An 80-Mile-Wide Swarm of Ladybugs Have Taken Over the Southern CA Sky
You need to see these photos.


Image result for swarms of locust pestswww.thenational.ae
Locusts are sometimes solitary insects with lifestyles much like grasshoppers. But locusts have another behavioral phase called the gregarious phase. When environmental conditions produce many green plants and promote breeding, locusts can congregate into thick, mobile, ravenous swarms.
Locusts | National Geographic
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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The Lions' Day Out???

News The Telegraph
Fourteen lions on loose after escaping from South African national park
A pride of 14 lions was today on the loose near a mining community bordering South Africa's Kruger National Park, prompting officials to send out a public warning.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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So strict with the dress code???

News The Telegraph
Margaret Thatcher hid her daughter in a cupboard for wearing jeans at Downing Street, BBC documentary reveals
Baroness Thatcher once hid her daughter, Carol, in a cupboard for wearing jeans at Downing Street.
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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So they do not get lost after they do not get delivered!

Lifestyle Reader's Digest
This Is What Happens to Undeliverable Mail with No Return Address
You can file a claim if your mail has gone missing, though.
 

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