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The Met have made a big mistake in tying their reputation to Boris Johnson’s | Gaby Hinsliff

ANDvery one is equal before the law. There are few greater cornerstones of liberal democracy than the idea that anyone, from pauper to prime minister, can have their collar felt. When that crumbles, corruption swiftly follows. So while the excruciating details of Sue Gray's report on Downing Street's lockdown party culture – the flippant WhatsApp from the prime minister's principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds, about the drinks they “got away with”, or the cleaners left mopping up drunken vomit – should weigh heaviest on political consciences, the spotlight now turns to the police.Too many of us just can't square those pictures of Boris Johnson raising a toast at his press secretary Lee Cain's leaving do with the fact that some around the booze-laden table got ends, and he magi...
What is a right?  ‘Inland hurricanes’ can cause tremendous damage.
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What is a right? ‘Inland hurricanes’ can cause tremendous damage.

Rights are among weather's most destructive phenomena.Many rights have winds that can top 100 mph, causing extensive damage.70% of all rights occur between the months of May-August.Sometimes referred to as an inland hurricane, rights are among weather's most destructive phenomena. But what, exactly, is a right?The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines straight (duh-RAY'-choh) as "a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms." Rights can pack lethal gusts in excess of 100 mph – hurricane strength – across a front stretching for many miles, and last for hours. Storms that have sustained winds of at least 58 mph and leave a path of damage at least 250 miles long qualify as rights, according to the ...
We have modernized tractors until they become high-tech products.  And that is a problem
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We have modernized tractors until they become high-tech products. And that is a problem

Dave had a damaged hydraulic sensor on his modern tractor a good bad day 2015. Lucky for Dave, his friend Kyle Wiens knew a lot about fixing tech: he's the founder of iFixit. Armed with experience and tools, he set out to repair. He failed miserably. That triggered a curious reality: tractors like those manufactured by John Deere have become high-tech products that do things unthinkable years ago. In fact, it is worth reviewing the many advances that have been incorporated over the years and that offer many lights and a great shadow. More power, this is war. The first important revolution has happened where it had to happen: in the diesel engines of these machines, which, thanks to the development of high-pressure injection, allow more efficient combustion and more power. Turb...
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Antony Blinken says US is not seeking ‘cold war’ with China | Anthony Blinken

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has called for a vigorous defense of the existing global order, but stressed that Joe Biden's administration did not seek a “cold war” with China.“President Biden believes this decade will be decisive,” Blinken said in a major China policy speech on Thursday. “The actions we take at home and with countries worldwide will determine whether our shared vision of the future will be realized.”The Biden administration's policy towards the world's most populous country contained three words: invest, align and compete, Blinken said, adding that while the administration has devoted much of its resources to containing Moscow, Washington sees Beijing as a “long-term challenge”.“China is the only country with both the attempt to reshape the international ...
Coronavirus in Extremadura: Extremadura registers 22 deaths, 4 more than a week ago, and has 119 admitted
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Coronavirus in Extremadura: Extremadura registers 22 deaths, 4 more than a week ago, and has 119 admitted

The number of hospitalized has decreased compared to last week, now there are 17 fewer patients Extremadura has registered 22 deaths with covid-19 in the last week, which brings the total number of fatalities since the start of the pandemic (in March 2020) to 2,375, according to the balance offered every Thursday on the epidemiological situation the General Directorate of Public Health. The number of deaths from the virus in the last seven days is significant as it exceeds twenty again. That is four more than last week (between May 14 and 19) when 18 deaths were reported, but two less than the previous week (between May 6 and 13) when 24 were reported. In fact, it is the second highest number of deaths in the last three months. According to the latest report provided by Public Health,...
Home listings suddenly spike as sellers worry they’ll miss out on red hot market
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Home listings suddenly spike as sellers worry they’ll miss out on red hot market

A For Sale sign is displayed in front of a house in Washington, DC.Stefani Reynolds | Afp | Getty ImagesSharply higher mortgage rates have caused a sudden pull-back in home sales, and now sellers are rushing to get in before the red-hot market cools off dramatically. The supply of homes for sale jumped 9% last week compared with the same period a year ago, according to Realtor.com. That is the biggest annual gain the company has recorded since it began tracking the metric in 2017.Real estate brokerage Redfin also reported that new listings rose nearly twice as fast in the four weeks ending May 15 as they did during the same period a year ago."Rising mortgage rates have caused the housing market to shift, and now home sellers are in a hurry to find a buyer before demand weakens furthe...
The mysterious Spanish week of the Rolling Stones
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The mysterious Spanish week of the Rolling Stones

Nacho Serrano Updated:05/26/2022 17:46h Save The news has already unleashed fan madness: after finishing their rehearsals in Amsterdam, the Rolling Stones land this Thursday in Madrid, six days before their long-awaited concert at the Wanda Metropolitano. For now little is known (or rather nothing) about what their leisure plans will be in Spain during this week of acclimatization (it is rumored that on Monday they will attend a flamenco party prepared for them), but if they continue with their tradition, they will probably spend at least his first night at the Hotel Palace or at the Villamagna in the capital, which, as the rocker also tells us Javier Vargas, are the places where they usua...
US to use coalition against Russia to counter China
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US to use coalition against Russia to counter China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that the Biden administration is aiming to lead the international bloc opposed to Russia's invasion of Ukraine into a broader coalition to counter what it sees as a more serious, long-term threat to global order. from China.In a speech outlining the administration's China policy, Blinken laid out a three-pillar approach to compete with Beijing in a race to define the 21st century's economic and military balance.While the US sees Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine as the most acute and immediate threat to international stability, Blinken said the administration believes China poses a greater danger.“Even as President Putin's war continues, we will remain focused on the most serious long-term chall...
Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault in England against 3 men
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Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault in England against 3 men

Disgraced Academy Award-winner kevin spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three menEngland's Crown Prosecution Service announced Thursday.Spacey, 62, faces a total of five charges for incidents that allegedly happened between 2005 and 2013, including causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. One complainant alleged two incidents of sexual assault in March 2005 in London. The second complainant alleged sexual assault and penetrative sexual activity without consent in August 2008 in London. The third alleged sexual assault in April 2013 in Gloucestershire, England. USA TODAY has reached out to Spacey's lawyer for comment. "The charges follow a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation," ...