What about the year gone by? Time for one last look with Jane Pauley: January The year began with California becoming the sixth state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. Later in the month, a judge sentenced physician Larry Nassar to up to 175 years in jail for sexually abusing more than 250 girls. California ready to go green with legalization of marijuana in 2018 ("CBS Evening News," 12/27/17) California pot dispensaries and consumers face sobering reality ("CBS This Morning," 01/03/18) Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman confronts Larry Nassar in court (CBS News, 01/19/18) Focus turns to culture of abuse after Larry Nassar sentencing ("CBS This Morning, 01/24/18) Aly Raisman speaks out about sexual abuse ("60 Minutes," 09/09/18) February February brought the Winter Olympics to South Korea; and a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and staff members. Survivors launched a campaign for stricter gun laws … [Read more...] about The year in review: Top news stories of 2018 month by month
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An NHS boss who landed another senior role despite a fraud conviction and a suspension for “victimising whistleblowers” has prompted calls for a review of systems to prevent unfit appointments. Paula Vasco-Knight was given a suspended sentence in 2017 after admitting abusing her position as chief executive of South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in 2013 to pay her husband out of NHS funds. Vasco-Knight resigned her post in 2014 after an unrelated employment tribunal suspended her over her treatment of whistleblowers who raised misconduct concerns over the hiring of her daughter’s boyfriend to a job at Torbay hospital. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The … [Read more...] about NHS fraudster who landed senior job should triggers review of appointment process
Even those who have served their time at Honda admit it can be the most exasperating company – engineering-led car makers tend to be like that. So on the glass half-empty side of the new CR-V is that this isn't actually a “new CR-V” at all. Honda's Compact Recreational Vehicle (who on earth writes these acronyms?) has been on sale in the US for almost two years. Nothing has changed aside from a few safety details. On the glass half-full side, however, is the fact that since Honda invented (along with Subaru) the “soft-roader” market in 1995, the CR-V has been the world's most popular SUV, and inspired such loyalty that as Phil Webb, Honda UK's head of cars, says: “When the new models go on sale our test drive numbers drop as people just want to check on the colour before placing their order.” I defer to Mumsnet on vehicles like this and after a detailed perusal, I can reveal that the website's correspondents still love the CR-V as a … [Read more...] about Honda CR-V review: the ‘compact recreational vehicle’ arrives in Britain, have rivals overtaken this former bestseller?
The Honda Jazz is famed for its practicality, reliability, efficiency and ease of driving. Enviable qualities all, but it doesn’t exactly scream of excitement. The Japanese manufacturer is seeking to address this with the launch of the new flagship Jazz Sport, and in doing so reel in a few younger buyers to go with the car’s current, more mature audience. It was inevitable the word “Sport” would appear in the mix, wasn’t it? Even if its use might be somewhat dubious for a car that despite gaining 28bhp over the standard Jazz still only has 128bhp, and also goes against the current trend by not using a turbocharger. In fairness, Honda knows more than most about how to build engaging naturally-aspirated engines, and the 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit installed in the Jazz is certainly surprising when it gets going. Part of that is thanks to its willingness to rev (admittedly noisily), but it’s also due to a six-speed manual gearbox that has a … [Read more...] about Honda Jazz Sport review: can the king of practicality be sporty too?
4 Launched at the beginning of last year, the 10th generation Honda Civic is slowly establishing itself as a thoughtful alternative to the obvious family car contenders such as the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. Rightly so, too, for it has a combination of attributes that are easy to admire, be it the spacious interior, well-sorted dynamics, sensible running costs or strong engines. To date those engines have been fuelled by petrol, but after a delayed start Honda’s latest diesel unit has also joined the Civic range. For despite the decline in demand for new diesels, Honda has concluded that the fuel still has a role to play for the time being. The engine in question is a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder carried over from the previous generation Civic but updated with new pistons and a NOx storage converter to reduce emissions, along with detail changes to eradicate some of the noise and vibration inherent with diesel power. Power and torque outputs are … [Read more...] about Honda Civic diesel review: the car to make you think twice about ditching diesel?