Climate change is rapidly bending everything, including our language. The new words we’re relying on are driven by humanity’s growing understanding we are in a bad, bad place. That shift was underscored by Oxford Dictionary’s choice for word of the year: “climate emergency.” Advertisement It’s been And here’s the Google Trends search history Advertisement The word of the year is meant to define the year that was, and the data sure backs up Oxford Dictionary choosing climate emergency. But what does it really tell us about society in 2019? To date, our most common emergencies were medical-related. But in their announcement, the Oxford Dictionary noted that “climate emergency surpassed all of those other types of emergency to become the most written about emergency by a huge margin, with over three times the usage frequency of health, the second-ranking word.” Advertisement The fact that the word … [Read more...] about Why Oxford Dictionary’s ‘Word of the Year’ Matters This Time
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WE all dream of going on holiday and save up for a well-earned break. Whether it’s exploring a European city or jetting off to an exotic location, most trips have one thing in common – how you get there. How do you get the cheapest flights? Most people will fly to their destination, and if you can afford first or business class, it may even count as part of the holiday itself. People often will use comparison sites or book a year ahead to get the best deals. Booking far in advance - or last minute - tends to be the cheapest options. Some websites such as Lastminute offer cheap package deals which you can book a day or two ahead of the departure date.A lot of the budget airlines are well known, such as EasyJet or Ryanair, and offer low no-frills fares for many destinations. It’s worth shopping around a few sites to get the best deal, but try and use an incognito browser or delete your internet history as cookies stored on your computer can raise the price. Choosing … [Read more...] about How to get the cheapest flights and which flight comparison sites show the best deals?
A bipartisan Senate investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election released today definitively implicates the country in online operations designed specifically to get then-candidate Donald Trump elected. The tactics used were “overtly and almost invariably supportive” of his campaign, even to the detriment of other Republicans. The report recommends major changes to how disinformation and election interference are handled in this country. The bulk of the report, volume 2 of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russian interference (the first arrived in July), focuses on the specifics of the country’s use of social media and other online channels to affect the election. (You can read the full report at the bottom of this post.) “This campaign sought to polarize Americans on the basis of societal, ideological, and racial differences, provoked real world events, and was part of a foreign government’s covert support of … [Read more...] about Senate report says Russian election interference ‘invariably’ supported Trump, recommends national PSA
Ten Democrats will debate at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday evening. Presidential candidates Andrew Yang, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Tom Steyer, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar will take the stage just months before the nominating process starts. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell will moderate the debate with NBC’s Kristen Wekler and the Washington Post’s Ashley Parker.Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern. Debate begins at 9 PM ET.Who won the Democrat debate? — 11:50 PM: Warren just not appealing to people like Peter Gammons…. and David Gergen: David Gergen on Elizabeth Warren: "There's a hectoring quality there" pic.twitter.com/4j1dBUXgvk — Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) November 21, 2019 11:39 PM: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell says Biden’s screw up re: Harris/Moseley Braun was unlike anything he has ever seen … [Read more...] about ***Live Updates*** Democrats Debate in Georgia
OTTAWA: For the first time, a Hindu woman lawmaker has been inducted into a Canadian Cabinet as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his "strong and skilled" team of 37 ministers which also includes three Sikh MPs. Trudeau unveiled his Cabinet with the induction of seven new faces, including Anita Anand, a former law professor at the University of Toronto. The three other Indian-origin MPs, all Sikhs, inducted into the Cabinet are Navdeep Bains (42), Bardish Chagger (39) and Harjit Sajjan (49). The Liberal's minority government headed by 47-year-old Trudeau was sworn in on Wednesday at the Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Anand, who is in her early 50s represents Oakville in Ontario, is among the two newly-elected ministers. She was elected to the 338-seat House of Commons for the first time in the October federal elections. She takes over the public services and procurement portfolios, which oversees billions of dollars in public spending, including the purchase of military hardware, … [Read more...] about 4 Indian-origin lawmakers inducted into Justin Trudeau’s new Cabinet