News / UK and world by Press Association October 31, 2018, 2:01 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Duchess of Sussex was no stranger to the spotlight before heading to Oceania with her husband on their first royal tour together. Meghan’s debut trip outside the UK and Ireland as a duchess was headline news across the world – and the interest rose further when Kensington Palace announced she was pregnant, on the eve of the 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Her previous life as an actress appeared to have equipped her with the means of dealing with the lines of adoring fans waiting to meet the couple from Sydney to Suva. But the royal visit also gave Meghan the chance to air some of the issues which are close to her heart: equality for women and the importance of education for girls. Her first speech of the tour came at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, where she spoke of the … [Read more...] about ‘Incredible’ Meghan makes headline news on debut tour
While news of Julian Edelman’s pending four-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy became headline news on Thursday, rumor of the ban first appeared on a Reddit Patriots message board Wednesday night. The day before ESPN reported Edelman’s suspension, a user who goes by the handle Redditlover1981 posted this rumor to Reddit: “Rumor: Edelman potentially getting suspended for 4 games for PED’s.” When other Reddit users questioned the validity of the rumor and the sources involved, Redditlover1981 countered with: “You’re about to feel really stupid tomorrow when this is national news but okay :).” Sure enough, ESPN broke the story Thursday afternoon, citing league sources. So, who is Redditlover1981, how was the poster privvy to confidential information regarding a failed NFL drug test, and how did the poster know the news would break Thursday? That’s a developing story unto itself. Edelman is … [Read more...] about How did a Reddit user beat everyone to the news about Julian Edelman’s suspension?
Updated 12:15 am, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Michelle Obama address the crowd during a conversation with poet Elizabeth Alexander at the second day of the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. The former first lady is scheduled to participate in a moderated conversation for the closing session of a leadership conference at Simmons College on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Boston. less FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Michelle Obama address the crowd during a conversation with poet Elizabeth Alexander at the second day of the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. The former first lady is ... more Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP Michelle Obama headlines women's leadership conference 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama headlines women’s leadership conference
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - Community News by Sam Acourt - Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette @@AcourtSamantha [email protected] New interactive electronic boards in a pub are displaying up-to-date local news from our website alongside events and information. The Regal Club in Kingsbridge has had interactive boards installed, which, alongside euchre and pool competition results, upcoming events, menus and old photos of the pub and the area, has our South Hams Gazette news page running. Punters can check out all the latest happenings in the South Hams while they have a pint, and can click on headlines and read the full stories. They can also check out the league tables of sports and the menu, all from the same place.Stuart Nuttall, editor of South Hams Newspapers said: “It is great that customers can keep up to date with the latest news from Kingsbridge and across the district while they’re enjoying their visit to the Regal … [Read more...] about Pub punters can now keep up-to-date on local news while they enjoy a pint
The "Fake News Awards" announced on the Republican National Committee website and touted by President Donald Trump pose a conundrum: Does it really count if the news organization admits error?Everyone makes mistakes - and the point is not to play gotcha. News organizations operate in a competitive arena and mistakes are bound to be made. The key test is whether an error is acknowledged and corrected.Trump almost never admits error, even has he has made more than 2,000 false or misleading statements. So with that context, here's an assessment of the "awards:""1. The New York Times' Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump's historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover."Krugman, of course, is a columnist. So it's a bit odd to feature an opinion as fake news when it's not really news, just opinion.Krugman wrote: "We are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight. I suppose we could get lucky somehow. But on economics, as on everything … [Read more...] about Fact check: Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ focused on reports that were wrong — and quickly corrected