Videos showing the fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov continue to spread online, despite recent efforts to quash piracy on popular websites and apps like Twitter and YouTube. Saturday's fight for the UFC lightweight title was broadcast on BT Sport in the UK, however many fans unwilling or unable to pay to watch it were able to find streams relatively easily through simple online searches. Twitter and YouTube appeared to be particularly prone to pirated streams, with a search for either fighter's name in each platform's search bar throwing up dozens of results that allow people to watch the fight. In the UK, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) has been leading an industry-wide crackdown on live streams, though this does not seem to have had much of an impact on live streams spreading across social media. "FACT is leading the way in combatting digital piracy and working with PIPCU [Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit] and industry to … [Read more...] about Videos of Conor McGregor vs Khabib fight spread across the web despite piracy crackdown
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0 Have your say As ‘Fearless Maids’ flock to the Democrats in the US, Republican senator makes passionate anti-Trump speech, writes Susan Dalgety. Nebraska is the most scarlet of red states. In the 2016 Presidential election, Trump won nearly 60 per cent of the vote. His current approval rating is 50 per cent.The state’s two senators are Republicans, its three members of the House of Representatives are Republicans.But here’s a thing. Its 49 state senators, the equivalent of MSPs if you will, are non-partisan. In Nebraska, party politics is strictly for Washington DC.“The senators are here to represent all their constituents,” emphasised the young man leading us on a tour of the state’s Capitol in Lincoln.Dressed in a red plaid shirt, he looked more like a corn farmer than a government employee, but his casual dress belied his expertise.“There are no sides in our senate,” he goes on. “Senators can belong … [Read more...] about Susan Dalgety: In the red state of Nebraska, Republicans disown Trump
Charlotte Metcalf 8 September 2018 9:00 AM 8 September 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Every year, thousands of parents face the situation I did in 2014 when I realised that I could no longer afford to educate my ten-year-old daughter privately. At first, I didn’t panic. After all, I lived near some excellent state schools. After queuing for two hours one cold winter Saturday morning for Open Day, we learned that to gain a place at Holland Park you had to live within yards of it, or win a heavily oversubscribed art scholarship, which my daughter attempted — and failed. I still didn’t worry. Why should I have, when 93 per cent of children under 16 in England are educated in state schools? We queued for one Open Day after another. We tried a couple of church schools, but as non-churchgoers our chances were slim. I visited Hammersmith Academy, Burlington Danes — the list went on. We loved the West London Free … [Read more...] about Will sending my daughter to a state school ruin her prospects?
opinion Alex Hubbard Nashville Tennessean Published 8:58 p.m. UTC Jul 15, 2018 Every now and then the idea to enlarge the U.S. Supreme Court comes around. Most recently, University of Tennessee law professor Glenn H. Reynolds made a case for appointing 50 new justices to the court, based on another proposal from Harvard’s Ian Samuel, who suggested adding six new justices if Democrats win power after 2020. Most of these schemes are nothing more than cynical power grabs all having to do with the failure of the court to rule in a way that pleases a political party. Yes, the court has political ties. It does not live in a vacuum or in a perfect world. But changing the rules of the game essentially because a political organization has not gotten its way opens the country to even worse partisan warfare in which no one will ultimately be well served. Samuel’s proposal to add six justices was based purely on political expediency, saying that Democrats had won the popular … [Read more...] about Supreme Court should not to represent the American people. Its job is to interpret laws.
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY DALRADIAN GOLD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Wednesday morning. BREAKING OVERNIGHT: North Korea released a blistering statement attacking Donald Trump’s new National Security Adviser John Bolton and threatening to pull out of next month’s historic peace summit with the U.S. A lengthy statement (read it in full here) from Pyongyang’s foreign ministry accused the White House of trying to force “unilateral disarmament” upon North Korea as it did upon Iraq and Libya, and threatened to walk away from discussions unless there is a change of approach. POLITICO’s Christiano Lima has the latest. Worth your time: This article from last month by U.S. foreign policy expert Jeffrey Lewis on North Korea, Bolton and all the rest looks awfully prescient. **A message from Dalradian (AIM:DALR): We’ve found one of the world’s top undeveloped … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by Dalradian Gold: Kim vs. Trump — Labour’s humbling experience — Carillion in the dock