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Oxbridge Beckons as College Celebrates Impressive A Level Results

Headteacher Rob Carter added: "We are thrilled that we have achieved the highest grades ever at A-Level". At Diss High School, Dr Jan Hunt, headteacher, celebrated the school's 79pc of C and above grades with proud students. But at the higher end of the spectrum Powys' A level results dipped, although results are better than past year. "Our Sixth Form is rapidly expanding and we are excited to... Continua a leggere...

Joshua Wong, 2 others jailed for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest

Joshua Wong, 2 others jailed for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest Two fellow protest leaders, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, were given eight and seven months, respectively. Originally sentenced to community service and a suspended jail term, the three activists were given the prison sentences by an appeals court after the Beijing-backed local government successfully pushed for harsher punishments. Continua a leggere...

Court overturns earlier ruling, sends HK activists to prison

Court overturns earlier ruling, sends HK activists to prison Photo Leaders of the " Umbrella Movement " Nathan Law, left, Joshua Wong, center, and Alex Chow at a rally in Hong Kong on Wednesday. "There's no longer rule of law in Hong Kong, it's rule by law". "The freedom of assembly is never absolute", Wally Yeung, a vice president of the Court of Appeal, wrote in the judgement, adding that the court must uphold the importance of public order even though "s... Continua a leggere...

Trump's Threat 'Very Worrisome', South Korean Presidential Adviser Says

Trump's Threat 'Very Worrisome', South Korean Presidential Adviser Says North Korea has often threatened to attack the United States and its bases and released similar photos in the past but never followed through. China is telling the US and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute, in a sign of growing concern over the standoff on the part of Pyongyang's only major ally. Continua a leggere...

Trump speaks with China's Xi Jinping, other leaders on North Korea threats

Trump speaks with China's Xi Jinping, other leaders on North Korea threats The strong tone President Trump took against North Korea that has been bashed by many political commentators in the mainstream media does not seem to bother the Guam governor the least little bit. "We're all looking to get out of this situation without a war", he added. In fact, there are reasons to believe this whole "enveloping fire" plan is a bluff by Pyongyang. Continua a leggere...

WRAPUP 7-US, Japan step up defense cooperation to counter N.Korea

At the same time, the Japanese government is seeing possible signs of a change in North Korea's hard-line stance as its current leader, Kim Jong Un , has reportedly said during a visit to the command of the Korean People's Army's Strategic Force that he would watch us actions for a little while. Continua a leggere...

Another US Rep. Says He's Bringing Impeachment Articles Against Trump

Another US Rep. Says He's Bringing Impeachment Articles Against Trump Although Democratic efforts for impeachment are unlikely to succeed in a Republican-controlled Congress, discontent among GOP leaders over Trump's comments is swirling, with prominent Republicans like Sen. Cohen cited potential obstruction of justice and violations of the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause as the reasons for impeachment while also addressing his own strong moral oppo... Continua a leggere...

Gazing at 1963 eclipse for just 20 seconds partially blinded OR man

Gazing at 1963 eclipse for just 20 seconds partially blinded OR man Lou Tomososki was a high school teen in 1962 when his science teacher told the class about a solar eclipse that was going to take place that afternoon, NBC affiliate KGW reported . Dr. Brandon Lujan of the Casey Eye Institute in OR tells KGW that looking at the solar eclipse for "even an instant" can damage the eyes. But, with the eclipse, even when the visible light is reduced by the moon, UV an... Continua a leggere...

Charlottesville: Theresa May slams Trump for failure to condemn far right

Charlottesville: Theresa May slams Trump for failure to condemn far right You'd think there might be at least one with the integrity to resign in protest, but I guess not. "Will history remember you as the chair who allowed white supremacy to spread with your party's blessing?" It was a full-blown defence of the neo-Nazis , white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan on Tuesday, shielding them from full blame. Continua a leggere...

Israeli official claims Iran, Hezbollah possibly building missile development center in Lebanon

Israeli official claims Iran, Hezbollah possibly building missile development center in Lebanon It compared images of buildings it said were of a rocket factory near Tehran to structures at the Syrian site, and said there was a strong resemblance between them. Gen. Herzl Halevi and the leader of the Israeli Defense Ministry's political-security department, Zohar Palti, Haaretz reported . Israeli intelligence officials will discuss the situation regarding Iran's involvement in Syria and ... Continua a leggere...

Moon's Proposal for 3-Way Talks Aimed at Placating Anti-THAAD Sentiment

Moon's Proposal for 3-Way Talks Aimed at Placating Anti-THAAD Sentiment Guam has been the center of global attention over the past two weeks due to North Korean threats, bringing more than 200 journalists from national and worldwide media outlets. "There's no intelligence indicating we're on the cusp of a nuclear war". Fan cited the United States deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea, the activities of U.S. Continua a leggere...

Trump on Barcelona Attack: 'Be Tough and Strong'

Trump on Barcelona Attack: 'Be Tough and Strong' Catalan police have linked a house explosion from this morning, in which there was one fatality, to Thursday's Barcelona attacks . Catalan government officials have confirmed the number of casualties and the attack has been confirmed as an act of terror. Continua a leggere...

OkCupid bans white nationalist for life after Charlottesville rally

Cantwell, who lives in Keene, was at the center of a Vice News documentary that aired this week following the violence that erupted in Charlottesville , VA. Cantwell posted a weepy confessional, which was readily mocked on social media, in which he claims he is "terrified" of police . "I think you're going to kill me". Continua a leggere...

Indian Army to get its own attack helicopters

Indian Army to get its own attack helicopters The helicopters, manufactured by United States aerospace giant Boeing, are expected to cost about $650 million, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported. The Government on Thursday cleared the proposal for buying six Apaches whereas the Army had projected the need for 11 helicopters, sources said. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the procurement of AH-64E Apache helicopters from US' ... Continua a leggere...

Economist Cover Shows Trump Using KKK Hood As Megaphone

Economist Cover Shows Trump Using KKK Hood As Megaphone The Economist made a bold statement on the front cover of its latest issue , featuring an illustration of President Donald Trump shouting through a megaphone shaped like the notorious white hoods worn by Ku Klux Klan members. Below is the newest cover of the Economist , paired with an editorial describing Trump as "inept" and "morally barren" to serve as president. The article , which stat... Continua a leggere...

British schoolgirl attacked by love rival with acid reveals horrific burn photos

British schoolgirl attacked by love rival with acid reveals horrific burn photos She admitted to recklessly and culpably pouring sulphuric acid into a viola case in the knowledge it would be removed from a shelf by the victim causing sulphuric acid to spill onto her legs, all to her injury and permanent disfigurement, at Knox Academy, Haddington, East Lothian, on September 29 a year ago. Continua a leggere...

Confederate monument coverup spawns lawsuit from Alabama AG

Confederate monument coverup spawns lawsuit from Alabama AG Birmingham-area Rep. Juandalynn Givan said Thursday she has filed two bills in the Alabama Legislature aimed at repealing the so-called monuments bill that prevents removal of Confederate statues in Alabama. "In accordance with the law, my office has determined that by affixing tarps and placing plywood around the Linn Park Memorial such that it is hidden from view, the Defendants have "altered"... Continua a leggere...

Florida Correctional Facilities Under Lockdown, Prison Visits Cancelled Due To 'Security Threat'

Florida Correctional Facilities Under Lockdown, Prison Visits Cancelled Due To 'Security Threat' A " Millions for Prisoners' Human Rights March on Washington " set to take place Saturday in Washington, DC, is being advertised on multiple social media platforms, including a Facebook group that boasts more than 3,800 members. However, inmates will still be allowed to enter meal halls, day rooms and rooms designated for making telephone calls. According to a July report from U.S. Continua a leggere...

Suspects use drone to drop drugs, cell phone into MI prison

Suspects use drone to drop drugs, cell phone into MI prison Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia just before 4 a.m., according to the Michigan Department of Corrections. They watched as it dropped two packages near an inmate housing unit. Prison staff and troopers with the Michigan State Police conducted a search of the prison grounds after the incident to make sure nothing else had been dropped. Continua a leggere...

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft grounded by trouble with Merlin engine

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft grounded by trouble with Merlin engine The move, prompted by concerns over the aircrafts' engines, means that they will not perform at two air shows this weekend - the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, near Bromley in southeast London, and the Eastbourne International Airshow, in East Sussex. Continua a leggere...


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