Domestic media reported that the Labour party intended to sign up to Facebook’s transparency tool, the Facebook Ad Library Report, which allows users to view how a political party is spending its advertising dollars on the platform. The Guardian could not immediately confirm this. … [Read more...] about Jacinda Ardern calls for ‘factual and positive’ New Zealand election campaign
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“That’s been the number one call from the business community, from economic commentators, from a lot of social services as well,” said said Ben Thomas – a former press secretary for the previous centre-right National government – of Labour’s decision to ease its borrowing rules for infrastructure. “That will allay a lot of the criticism of the business community, where business confidence has been an ongoing thorn in the side of the government for the last two years.” … [Read more...] about Jacinda Ardern unveils borrowing plan as PM puts Labour on election footing
And the 6ft3in silver fox - who served presenting duties - looked every bit the dapper English gent in a teal blazer, matching waistcoat, and suede brogues, as well as black tuxedo pants and no tie. … [Read more...] about Golden Globes: Idris Elba’s daughter Isan, 17, dazzles as the awards show’s 2019 Ambassador as her proud dad shows his support for her on stage
NHS tells betting firms to stop 'vicious gambling cycle' Child gambling a 'growing problem' - study Why do some people have a problem?Gambling, alongside the use of substances like drugs and alcohol and even activities like shopping, can become an addiction when its use becomes compulsive and spirals out of control. … [Read more...] about Problem gambling: Why do some people become addicted?
A timeline of France's 'yellow vest' protests Court rules rubber bullets fair game Following numerous injuries and outcry from the left-wing CGT trade union and the French Human Rights League, top French legal authority Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) refused on February 1 ban police from using the "sub-lethal" Defense Ball Launchers (LBDs) . The court said the risk of violence at the demonstrations made it "necessary to allow security forces to use these weapons." … [Read more...] about Gilet jaunes: Yellow vests go green, as Europeans demand climate action