On The Listening Post this week, Saudi Arabia's Middle East power play as seen across the region's media. Plus, the lock-down facing journalists trying to cover refugees on Manus Island. Lebanon's PM and Saudi Arabia's power play In just two weeks, the new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman has upended both the domestic and the regional balance of power with a series of moves that have left observers struggling to keep up. Regional media have reported the resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the arrest of dozens of princes and businessmen and the threat of regional conflict through the political positions that they bring to the mix. International media have also shown their colours by selectively seeing what they want to see in the new prince. Contributors: Rania Masri, academic and writer Habib Battah, editor, BeirutReport.com and journalism lecturer at the American University of Beirut As'ad Abukhalil, professor, California State University, Stanislaus David Hearst, editor, Middle East Eye On our radar Zimbabwe's army seizes the state broadcaster as it moves to take control of the country's succession. Julian Assange trolls Trump Jr while defending WikiLeaks' journalism. Venezuela's new media law raises heckles from press freedom activists. Covering Manus Island Last year, Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court ruled that Australia's imprisonment of asylum seekers on the islands of Manus and Nauru was illegal and ordered the closure of the camps. Unfortunately, the story attracted little attention since Australia's offshore "processing centres" for asylum seekers have operated largely under a shroud of secrecy. Journalists trying to report on conditions at the prisons have been blocked at every turn by the governments involved. Eighteen months since that court ruling, the camps are now closed but the refugees are refusing to leave fearing attacks by local people. The Listening Post's Johanna Hoes returns to the story of the refugees on Manus Island and Nauru. Contributors: Elaine Pearson, director, HRW Australia Paul Farrell, senior reporter, Buzzfeed Australia Matthew Abbott, documentary photographer Amir Taghinia, former Manus refugee Behrouz Boochani, refugee - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
U.S. media accounts for a staggering one third of the global media market. Nevertheless, this industry is lately going through severe fluctuations.
Viacom (VIAB) witnessed a decline in domestic affiliate revenues in Q4, hurt by decrease in subscribers. The company, however, performed very well on the international front.
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The manager on why the job brings out the best and worst in him, the enjoyment of working at OH Leuven in Belgium’s second tier for the Leicester owners who fired him and what he thinks of being associated with an ostrichIt is a beautiful autumnal morning at OH Leuven’s training ground, the sunshine beaming down over the top of the trees that flank the practice pitches as eight men, one woman and a black labrador watch Nigel Pearson’s players put through their paces. Give it a few more weeks and OH Leuven’s coach will probably know the spectators by name. “Normally I’d spend five minutes having a chat with them,” says Pearson, smiling. “They were a bit down this morning, on the crest of a slump, bless them.”Back in work since the end of September after the best part of a year in the wilderness – quite literally in one respect given that some of it was spent walking the 87-mile Ridgeway Path that stretches from Wiltshire to Buckinghamshire – Pearson is anything but downbeat. Managing abroad for the first time in his career has put a spring in his step as he pulls up a chair in the canteen to discuss everything from Brexit and beer to ostriches and open training. “I find it quite amusing that it’s feasible that your opponents can have somebody watching you,” says Pearson, chuckling. Continue reading...
Season 2 of 'This Is Us' has already revealed a lot of details about Jack's death. Here's everything we've learned so far.
Витамин D неслучайно называют «витамином солнца» — в отличие от других питательных веществ, он почти не содержится в пище, зато в максимальных дозах вырабатывается тогда, когда наша кожа подвергается воздействию тепла и света. Но учитывая типично русское лето, из трех месяцев которого жаркими и солнечными оказываются дней тридцать (в лучшем случае), говорить о достаточном количестве витамина в организме среднестатистического человека не приходится. Кто виноват и что делать? Разбираемся прямо сейчас.
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The news came in a larger financial report from parent company Pearson.
Here's How Much Your Obamacare Rates Are Going Up In 2018 (Hint: It's A Lot And It's All Trump's Fault)
A new study conducted by Avalere and released earlier today found that Obamacare rates will surge an average of 34% across the country in 2018. Of course, this is in addition to the 113% average premium increase from 2013 and 2017, which brings the total 5-year increase to a staggering 185%. Meanwhile, and to our complete shock no less, Avalere would like for you to know that the rate increases are almost entirely due to the Trump administration's "failure to pay for cost-sharing reductions"...which is a completely reasonable guess if you're willing to ignore the fact that 2018 premium increases are roughly in-line with the 29% constantly annualized growth rates experienced over the past 4 years before Trump ever moved into the White House...but that's just math so who cares? New analysis from Avalere finds that the 2018 exchange market will see silver premiums rise by an average of 34%. According to Avalere’s analysis of filings from Healthcare.gov states, exchange premiums for the most popular type of exchange plan (silver) will be 34% higher, on average, compared to last year. “Plans are raising premiums in 2018 to account for market uncertainty and the federal government’s failure to pay for cost-sharing reductions,” said Caroline Pearson, senior vice president at Avalere. “These premium increases may allow insurers to remain in the market and enrollees in all regions to have access to coverage.” Avalere experts attribute premium increases to a number of factors, including elimination of cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, lower than anticipated enrollment in the marketplace, limited insurer participation, insufficient action by the government to reimburse plans that cover higher cost enrollees (e.g., via risk corridors), and general volatility around the policies governing the exchanges. The vast majority of exchange enrollees are subsidized and can avoid premium increases, if they select the lowest or second lowest cost silver plan in their region. However, some unsubsidized consumers who pay the full premium cost may choose not to enroll for 2018 due to premium increases. Of course, not all residents are treated equally when it comes to premium hikes. So far, Iowa is winning the award for greatest percentage increase at 69%, with Wyoming, Utah and Virginia close behind. On an absolute basis, Wyoming wins with the average 50 year old expected to drop nearly $1,200 per month (or roughly the cost of a mortgage) on health insurance premiums. So what say you? Have we finally reached the tipping point where enough full-paying Obamacare customers will simply forego insurance that they can no longer afford and cause the whole system to come crashing down?
OTTAWA/TORONTO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped. American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network. "Obviously, it will be of incredible importance to my family that we are able to build a secure sanctuary for our three surviving children to call a home," Boyle told reporters after arriving at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, wearing a black sweatshirt and sporting a beard.
The popular show 'This Is Us' has some fascinating set design. Learn more about the Pearson family homes here.
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One of our favorite 'This is Us' couples could face huge challenges this year.
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With Republicans moving fast to try to push this bill through, we took a look at what it could mean for Americans and healthcare as we know it.
In preparation for my imminent retirement, I've been going through files and files, throwing things out but keeping things too. I came across a letter I wrote to George Pearson of Koch Industries, who took me to dinner in July 1983 to lobby me on something I didn't need lobbying on: oil import fees were and are a bad idea. (Was it legal for him to buy me a nice dinner? Yes. The law changed effective January 1, 1984.) Here's my letter in response to a document that George gave me at dinner, followed by his response. My letter: DRH to George Pearson.pdf Clarification: When I wrote, "Only if refiners price their products at average cost rather than marginal cost will the low price on domestic crude be translated into low product prices," I meant, and should have said "base their product prices on average cost rather than marginal cost." I didn't believe then, and don't believe now, that the retail gasoline industry is a perfectly competitive one. What I was getting at--and I fear I misled George--is that the refiners look at marginal cost rather than average cost in setting prices. George's response: Pearson response, phone # deleted.pdf (2 COMMENTS)
Opponents of the proposal seized on its plan to overhaul Obamacare’s subsidized insurance and Medicaid expansion and replace those with block grants.