The country has laid a solid foundation for reaching such a centenary goal with mounting nationwide efforts, Ning Jizhe, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, told Xinhua in an interview. … [Read more...] about Interview: China moves to complete building moderately prosperous society with solid efforts: official
Maxwell is now being investigated over the alleged role she played in sex abuse by paedophile financier Epstein, who is said to have forced young girls to have sex with powerful friends. … [Read more...] about ‘Prince Andrew connection’ helped Ghislaine Maxwell enter New York high society
A second woman, Johanna Sjoberg, has testified that she was a cash-strapped student when Maxwell approached her on the campus of a small university in Palm Beach. She says she was offered $100 to perform foot massages at Epstein's nearby home but ended up being told to strip n a k e d w h i l e M a x w e l l performed a sex act on her. … [Read more...] about GUY ADAMS: She was born into fabulous wealth and was the toast of the New York Party set. How DID Ghislaine Maxwell plunge from society darling to be a sleazy ‘pimp’ and disgrace?
‘The poorest kids lose out’ There is a bitter irony to Barnsley’s recent political history. At the 2019 election, the Conservatives won Penistone and Stocksbridge, a seat partly inside the borough, from Labour. In the constituency of Barnsley Central, Labour’s Dan Jarvis, who is now also the mayor of the Sheffield city region, watched as his share of the vote fell by 23 percentage points, largely thanks to Nigel Farage’s Brexit party. Barnsley nonetheless remains a place with a strong historical connection to the Labour, and the party has run the borough council since its creation in 1973. … [Read more...] about ‘Things vanish off the edge’: Barnsley counts the cost of a decade of austerity
New car registrations in Ireland posted an annual fall of 14% in July, a key month for sales in the country, where registration plates change every year on Jan. 1 and July 1, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry said.New car registrations in the year to the end of July were down 30% compared to the same period last year, while used car imports for the year to date were down 50%, the industry body said."While the July registration period did bring much needed activity back to showrooms, new car sales continue to disappoint," the society's director general Brian Cooke said in a statement.Irish retail sales rose 3.5% year-on-year in June, data showed last week, the first annual increase since the coronavirus lockdown, as pent-up demand led to large increases in many categories, even as parts of the economy remained closed.Also Read: Auto Sales Analysis: Domestic sales improve; consumer sentiments positive … [Read more...] about Irish car sales down 14% in key month of July
But while the first response from campaign groups was a delighted short intake of breath, it is increasingly clear that there is no comprehensive long-term strategy to address the underlying problems. These are very big, very fundamental problems; essentially poverty and poor educational attainment. People with little money often buy cheap, filling food that is high in fat, salt and sugar. They may live in areas where there are more takeaway chicken shops than greengrocers and they may not know what foods are nutritious or how to cook them. … [Read more...] about New UK obesity plan fails to address underlying problems