Monthly archives: October, 2017

India Getting Divided in Name of ‘Narrow Nationalism’, Says Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Wednesday the country was getting increasingly divided in the name of “narrow nationalism” as “forces of darnkess” seek to engulf it. Gandhi said the liberal, tolerant Indian ethos that former prime minister late Indira Gandhi embodied is being rejected and repudiated. “In today’s times, when our country …

Obamacare insurance markets open this week, but there’s still confusion and uncertainty

Health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act begin accepting 2018 applications Wednesday amid mounting concern that the Trump administration’s repeated attacks on the law will dramatically depress enrollment. The marketplaces — a centerpiece of the law commonly called Obamacare — continue to provide coverage for some 10 million people. And they remain the …

Media in the Age of Trump – Room for Debate

President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference on Jan. 11 was contentious. Justin Lane/European Pressphoto Agency Donald J. Trump canceled campaign credentials for news organizations that wrote critically of him. He taunted one reporter so badly the Secret Service offered to escort her out of his furious rally. He said he would expand libel laws. His staff …

Patrick Radden Keefe on How the Marketing of OxyContin Helped Create the Opioid Epidemic

When OxyContin came on the market, in 1995, physicians were understandably wary of the addictive potential of a powerful new opioid. As Patrick Radden Keefe reports, the manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, aggressively marketed OxyContin to physicians, claiming that the drug’s delayed-release mechanism could limit the risk of addiction. Instead, OxyContin led to many new addictions, and many …

Frustrated with the Russia investigation, Trump demands Democrats and Hillary Clinton face more scrutiny

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) On Sunday morning, President Trump expressed frustration that his campaign is under investigation over possible ties to Russia’s plot to influence the 2016 election but that his former opponent Hillary Clinton is not facing the same level of scrutiny. In four tweets sent over 24 minutes, Trump wrote: “Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as …

John Boehner unleashed: Ex-House speaker curses at lawmakers, says congressman once held a knife to his throat

Ohio Republican John Boehner retired from Capitol Hill as speaker in 2015 — and now has harsh words for his House coworkers. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas) Former House Speaker John Boehner, who retired in October 2015, is no longer holding back his anger against several of his former colleagues in Congress. The Ohio Republican talked to Politico Magazine in …

Office for National Statistics (ONS) announces migration to Oracle Cloud Applications and selects Certus Solutions as Implementation Partner

The ONS is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Certus Solutions to implement Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud Applications. This is the first complete Oracle Cloud suite implementation across Her Majesty’s (HM) Government. The ONS current ERP system Oracle E-Business Release 11 is an …

Cuba announces new immigration policies to boost ex-pat ties

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cuba’s foreign minister on Saturday announced changes to the island’s immigration policies, seeking to strengthen ties with the 800,000 Cubans living outside the country amid strained relations with Washington following accusations that U.S. diplomats suffered mysterious sonic attacks in Havana. Speaking to a group of Cubans residing in the United States, Foreign …