An energy bill introduced by Senator Joe Manchin as part of a continuing resolution to avoid an October 1 government shutdown is being met with opposition by both Senate Republicans and House Democrats . Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia and chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022 on September 21. The proposed 91-page legislation includes federal reforms that aim to boost energy supply and security, in turn positively affecting gas prices. As Politico reports, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is among Senate Republicans whipping against Manchin's inclusion of the energy bill into a larger bill that if passed would give Ukraine more than $12 billion in emergency funding, among other things. If Manchin's bill were to succeed and be part of the wider-ranging legislation, it would fund the government until December 16. "If the Democrats insist on including permitting reform, I will oppose … [Read more...] about Government shutdown update: GOP’s spite of Joe Manchin threatens deal
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Click here to read the full article. The Foxtel Group and contact sports entertainment firm WWE have agreed a multi-year partnership that will see Foxtel’s portfolio of pay-TV and streaming brands become the exclusive home of WWE in Australia. The move also deepens a relationship between WWE and the Murdoch family-controlled News Corp. More from Variety Triple H Named WWE's Chief Content Officer, Gets Salary Bump Along With Three Other Top Execs in Wake of Vince McMahon Exit WWE Star Bianca Belair Signs With WME (EXCLUSIVE) Emilia Clarke Called a 'Short, Dumpy Girl' by Australian TV CEO, Company Apologizes for Causing 'Any Offense' Foxtel, a 65:35 joint venture between News Corp and Telstra, has long been Australia’s dominant pay-TV group and in recent years has branched out into sports streaming through the launch of Binge and Kayo, allowing it to claim over 4.5 million subscriptions. The deal is an extension and expansion of a previous arrangement … [Read more...] about Foxtel Cluster to Become Exclusive Partner of WWE in Australia
151227 4/24/2008 3:46:00 PM 08ISLAMABAD1673 Embassy Islamabad CONFIDENTIAL VZCZCXRO7172PP RUEHLH RUEHPWDE RUEHIL #1673/01 1151546ZNY CCCCC ZZHP 241546Z APR 08FM AMEMBASSY ISLAMABADTO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6658INFO RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL PRIORITY 8492RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 3163RUEHKP/AMCONSUL KARACHI PRIORITY 9609RUEHLH/AMCONSUL LAHORE PRIORITY 5360RUEHPW/AMCONSUL PESHAWAR PRIORITY 4098RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITYRHWSMRC/USCINCCENT MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITYRUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITYRHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC PRIORITYRHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 04 ISLAMABAD 001673 SIPDIS SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/18/2028 TAGS: MARR, MASS, PGOV, PK, PREL SUBJECT: PAKISTAN'S F-16 PROGRAM -- AT RISK OF FAILURE? Classified By: Anne W. Patterson for Reasons 1.4 b,d 1. (C) SUMMARY: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has approached the U.S. with a request to use Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to help … [Read more...] about 151227: Pakistan’s F-16 program — at risk of failure?
SIGN UP Want this in your inbox each morning? Get it sent to your inbox. European politics spark global markets volatility U.S. stock futures are edging lower this morning, following declines in Europe and Asia. Investors started the week with a bang by fleeing risky assets for safer ones — read: the U.S. dollar. They appear to be especially wary of the British pound and U.K. government debt, as Britain’s new government commits to risky growth-focused tax cuts . Kwasi Kwarteng, Britain’s chancellor of the Exchequer, doubled down this weekend on the government’s plan to cut taxes even as the country borrows billions to fund an energy relief package for homes and businesses. “There’s more to come,” he told the BBC . The pound briefly hit a decades-long low against the dollar , at $1.03, before recouping some of its losses. But that recovery appears largely tied to expectations that the Bank of England will make a rare extra hike in interest … [Read more...] about European Political Turmoil Roils Global Markets
Buying a new house requires a large investment and most people have to seek financing and loan to meet the requirement. So, the next step after zeroing the property is to research for home loan options to get the best deal. To bet the home loan approver the buyer must meet the lender’s eligibility criteria and produce the required documents. If you also have been exploring financing options to buy a new house, here’s your step-by-step guide to applying for a home loan Application Form First up fill out the application for the home loan with the required information and documents. While applying for a home loan, a borrower is required to provide their personal information (name, address, phone number, ID proof etc.), income details, documents verifying their educational qualification, employment, and estimated cost of the property for which the loan is applied, present means of financing and other information about the property. Processing Fees Once the application is … [Read more...] about How to Apply For a Home Loan? Here’s Your Step-by-Step Guide to Home Loan Application Process
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails S uch is the extent of our dominion on Earth that the answers to questions around whether we are still part of nature – and whether we even need some of it – rely on an understanding of what we want as Homo sapiens. And to know what we want, we need to grasp what we are. It is a huge question – but they are the best. And as a biologist, here is my humble suggestion to address it, and a personal conclusion. You may have a different one, but what matters is that we reflect on it. Perhaps the best place to start is to consider what makes us human in the first place, which is not as obvious as it may seem. Many years ago, a novel written by Vercors called Les Animaux Dénaturés (“Denatured Animals”) told the story of a group of primitive hominids, the Tropis, found in an unexplored jungle in New Guinea, who … [Read more...] about Have humans evolved beyond nature?
SOWETO, South Africa — For seven years, a daily pill has been available in South Africa to protect people from getting H.I.V. But when Victoria Makhandule, a community health worker, counsels the young women in her township about the medication, they tell her it doesn’t work for them. These young women are among the most vulnerable in the world to H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, but they say the daily pills, known as PrEP, bring their own challenges. The women may spend an unexpected night away from home and miss a dose, or forget for a day or two. Or their mothers or cousins snoop through their drawers, find the pills and know their business. Or their boyfriends see them taking the drug and get suspicious: Is that really for prevention, or do you have H.I.V.? Lots of young women here start PrEP (short for pre-exposure prophylaxis). Few stay on it. So when Ms. Makhandule, who volunteers with the Treatment Action Campaign, heard a few years ago that a clinical trial in South … [Read more...] about A New Shot Guards Against H.I.V., but Access for Africans Is Uncertain
122429 9/17/2007 12:09:00 PM 07ISLAMABAD4008 Embassy Islamabad SECRET 07ISLAMABAD3168 | 07ISLAMABAD3526 | 07ISLAMABAD3658 VZCZCXRO9273OO RUEHLH RUEHPWDE RUEHIL #4008/01 2601209ZNY SSSSS ZZHO 171209Z SEP 07FM AMEMBASSY ISLAMABADTO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1759INFO RUEHKP/AMCONSUL KARACHI PRIORITY 7363RUEHLH/AMCONSUL LAHORE PRIORITY 3427RUEHPW/AMCONSUL PESHAWAR PRIORITY 1881RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITYRUMICEA/USCENTCOM INTEL CEN MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITYRHWSMRC/USCINCCENT MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITYRUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC PRIORITYRUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITYRUETIAA/NSACSS FT GEORGE G MEADE MD PRIORITY S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 03 ISLAMABAD 004008 SIPDIS SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/17/2017 TAGS: PREL, MARR, PGOV, PK SUBJECT: REASSURING PAKISTAN ON THE F-16 SALE REF: A. ISLAMABAD 3658 B. ISLAMABAD 3526 C. ISLAMABAD 3168 Classified By: Anne W. Patterson, for reasons 1.4 (b)(d) 1. (C) Summary. In meetings with the Deputy Secretary last week, President … [Read more...] about 122429: Reassuring Pakistan on the F-16 sale
Sign up for the View from Westminster email for expert analysis straight to your inbox Get our free View from Westminster email When I first heard about the new prime minister’s desire to introduce league tables for the police forces of England and Wales, my heart sank. History has demonstrated that this does nothing to deliver policing , based on local needs, to different communities. Liz Truss’s idea completely fails to take account of the remit of elected police and crime commissioners, introduced in 2012 by a Conservative government, to set local policing priorities in collaboration with the chief constables and communities they serve. This was further compounded by the letter from the new home secretary, Suella Braverman, to all police chiefs in England and Wales last weekend telling them of the government’s expectation that they cut homicide and other serious crime, and neighbourhood crime by 20 per cent. In all honesty, I don’t know of … [Read more...] about Suella Braverman is wrong – law and order must be free from the ebb and flow of politics
77877 9/11/2006 11:05:00 AM 06ISLAMABAD17992 Embassy Islamabad CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN 06ISLAMABAD17768 VZCZCXYZ0010PP RUEHWEBDE RUEHIL #7992 2541105ZNY CCCCC ZZHP 111105Z SEP 06FM AMEMBASSY ISLAMABADTO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0093RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITYINFO RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY C O N F I D E N T I A L ISLAMABAD 017992 SIPDIS NOFORN SIPDIS FOR SCA, PM, H E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/05/2016 TAGS: PK, PREL, MASS SUBJECT: EMBASSY RECOMMENDATION ON ENGAGING GOP ON F-16 SALE REF: ISLAMABAD 017768 Classified By: Ambassador Ryan Crocker. Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 1. (C) Summary: Post requests senior officials from SCA, PM, H, and OSD convene Pakistani Ambassador Durrani and reinforce the importance of the September 15 Offer Expiration Date (OED) for signing the F-16 Letter of Acceptance(LOA.) End Summary 2. (C) Over the weekend, Ambassador Crocker engaged President Musharraf's Chief of Staff, LTG Hamid Javaid, on the F-16 purchase agreement. (Note: … [Read more...] about 77877: Embassy recommendation on engaging GOP on F-16 sale