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Shame On You For Shaming A Dead Drug Addict

Rob Ford was not a personal friend. He wasn’t even an acquaintance. I met him a half a dozen times, shared a debate stage with him once, and interviewed his brother Doug when I ran into him at City Hall.

But I did not know him personally. I do not kn…

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Is That “Your” Problem?

Smart leaders don’t only delegate to others, they have a habit of quickly analyzing each situation as it crosses their desk. We need to stop and ask ourselves if that is really our problem to solve.

Recently, I was coaching someone who is being groom…


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Journalist investigating alleged ‘honour killing’ says he got death threats

Raja Waqar was warned in phone calls to stop pursuing information about Bradford woman Samia Shahid who died in Pakistan

A prominent Pakistani journalist investigating the alleged murder of a British woman in an “honour killing” says he has received death threats.

Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, was strangled to death while visiting her family in northern Punjab last month. Her husband, Mukhtar Syed Kazam, said he believed his wife was killed because her family disapproved of their marriage.

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We cannot look away from this video of Rick Astley and a dancing footballer

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LONDON — What do you get when you add one multi-million dollar football deal, a dancing Frenchman, and Rick Astley? 

A mesmerising mashup video involving one multi-million dollar football deal, a dancing Frenchman, and Rick Astley. 

After months of speculation and negotiations that culminated in a world record-breaking contract valued at £89 million ($115 million), Paul Pogba has at long-last returned to Manchester United. 

The news of the transfer first leaked in a rather unconventional manner: rapper and United fan Stormzy posted a video to Facebook that ends with him turning around to reveal “Pogba” written on the back of his United jersey.   Read more…

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UK construction sector slips into recession for first time in four years

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show the industry was struggling even before the Brexit vote

The UK’s construction industry has slipped back into recession for the first time in four years, according to official figures that show the sector was struggling even before the vote to leave the EU.

Experts say the drop in business and consumer confidence since the referendum will further dent construction activity in the months ahead. The Office for National Statistics said output dipped 0.7% in the second quarter of 2016, following a drop of 0.3% in the previous three months. It is the first time there have been two consecutive quarters of falling output – a technical recession – since 2012, when the eurozone debt crisis shook confidence across Europe.

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French court rejects bid to demolish shops at Jungle refugee camp

Lille court rules there is no legal basis for expelling 72 people running makeshift stores and cafes at Calais campA French court has rejected a bid by Calais authorities to demolish dozens of makeshift shops and restaurants in the Jungle camp where th…



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Trusts keep wealth in the hands of the few. It’s time to stop this tax abuse | Richard Murphy

These opaque structures have ensured that the new Duke of Westminster will not pay billions in inheritance tax. Transparency and reform are urgently needed

If there is a name that is synonymous with tax avoidance in the UK, it is that of the Duke of Westminster. The duke in question was, admittedly, the second duke, who in 1936 won an infamous tax case that permitted him to pay his gardeners in a way that avoided a tax liability. He achieved abiding fame as a consequence of the opinion of Lord Tomlin, who in his judgment on that case said: “Every man is entitled if he can to order his affairs so that the tax attracted under the appropriate act is less than it otherwise would be. If he succeeds in ordering them so as to secure this result, then, however unappreciative the commissioners of Inland Revenue or his fellow taxpayers may be of his ingenuity, he cannot be compelled to pay an increased tax.”

Related: Inheritance tax: why the new Duke of Westminster will not pay billions

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Experience: I was stranded in the wilderness for nine days

I had lost so much weight that I looked like walking skeleton. I was ready to give upIn March this year, as I was about to turn 72, I set off to visit family in Phoenix, Arizona. I was headed there from Tucson when I took a wrong turn. I kept driving u…