By Letters To The Editor | PUBLISHED: September 14, 2019 at 5:10 am | UPDATED: September 14, 2019 at 6:33 am How does Trump’s lie compare to Obama’s? Re: “The U.S. Is living the fable of the emperor’s new clothes” (Opinion section, Mercurynews.com, Sept. 10): Columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. castigates President Trump over his warning about hurricane Dorian affecting Alabama, concluding that the president might be “mentally impaired.” Pitts delves into the nature of lies, saying, “The quality of a lie reveals the respect the liar has for those being lied to.” Kathryn TomainoLos Altos Submit your letter to the editor via this formLetters to the Editor Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us … [Read more...] about Letter: How does Trump’s lie compare to Obama’s?
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News / UK and world by Press Association September 11, 2019, 2:07 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Apple has a new flagship smartphone – the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but how does it compare to its biggest rivals on the market? Here, the PA news agency looks at how Apple’s latest handset compares to competitors from Samsung and Huawei. – iPhone 11 Pro Max Price starts at £1,149 – Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G Price starts at £1,099 – Huawei P30 Pro Price starts at £799 … [Read more...] about How does the iPhone 11 Pro Max compare to its rivals?
BRITS will today elect 73 Members of the European Parliament in an election that is expected to show views over Brexit. But what's the process like and how does the D'Hondt voting system work? Read on to find out... How does the D'Hondt voting system work? The UK use the D'Hondt voting system, which is a form of proportional representation where voters choose a single party instead of an individual candidate. In D'Hondt, voters rank their preferred candidates and an average is taken to determine the winners. The proportion of seats given by a party directly reflects the proportion of votes won. In the first round of counting, the party with the most votes is allocated a seat for the candidate at the top of its list. Under the d’Hondt method, each party’s total number of votes is repeatedly divided – until all seats are filled – by divisor 1 + the number of seats already allocated. If it is still top it gains another seat. If not, whichever party has the most … [Read more...] about European Elections – how does the D’Hondt voting system work?
MAUNDY Thursday TODAY, it is a solemn celebration in the Christian calendar, remembering the Last Supper before Jesus was betrayed and crucified. One of the main events to mark the occasion in Britain is a church service where the Queen hands out Maundy money to pensioners. Here's what you need to know. Why does The Queen give out money on Maundy Thursday? The tradition of Royal Maundy dates back to the Middle Ages when kings began distributing food and clothes to the poor. Henry IV introduced the custom of giving out the same number of gifts as his age, which continues today. Monarchs also used to wash the feet of worshippers in Westminster Abbey to show their humility, but this custom had faded out by the 18th century. These days the sovereign hands out specially minted silver coins at the Royal Maundy service held each year at a different cathedral, abbey or royal chapel. This year (2019) the Queen will be at St George's in Winchester. Recipients are chosen for their … [Read more...] about Why does The Queen give out money on Maundy Thursday and how does the holy day commemorate The Last Supper?
News / UK and world by Press Association December 4, 2018, 12:54 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter MPs are to debate and vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. But what will happen? – What is the current plan? The Government has allotted time on five days for the deal to be debated. This includes up to eight hours of debate on December 4, 5, 6 and 10 – with the votes expected on December 11. Amendments have been tabled by two Labour MPs to extend the time for debate. – What are they debating? The Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by the Government, which outlines the terms on which the UK will leave the EU and the desired future relationship. MPs are being asked to approve this by supporting a motion tabled by the Prime Minister. – Can MPs change what has been put forward? Yes. Speaker John Bercow can select up to six amendments which MPs can then vote on. – What are the amendments? … [Read more...] about How does the Brexit deal debate in the House of Commons work?