By declaring a climate emergency Jacinda Ardern needs to inspire hope, not fear

The long emergency Campaigners for a climate emergency will continue to use this language to ratchet up ambition, but they should be aware of these tensions. If a climate emergency is to be compatible with other ideals like democracy and decolonisation, then it must be fought for on those terms.

Twitter Backs Beijing: Refuses to Remove Chinese Official’s Fake Australian Troops Tweet

Some Australian allies expressed concern over the tweet, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, with the support coming as Australia looks to strengthen its alliances in the Indo/Pacific region as a guard against Beijing’s increasingly strident diplomacy.

Government’s bright line on bright-line test gets very blurry in first question time of new term

The issue came under more scrutiny when National’s new shadow treasurer had his first big moment, asking Robertson directly if he was considering extending the test and then asking if he agreed with his own comments as Labour’s finance spokesman on Newstalk ZB, when he had ruled out extending the test.

Housing market strength not sustainable – ANZ

Economist Tony Alexander said this could lead to the Reserve Bank increasing the LVRs to 40 per cent and requesting the ability to use debt to income ratio rules, while the Government could extend the bright line test from five years to up to 10 years.

13% Derivation: Militants’ plan to stop S’South govs splits stakeholders

Among those who condemned the militants’ action were a former National Chairman of Traditional Rulers of Oil Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, HM King Charles Ayemi-Botu, and former Provost Marshal, Nigerian Army,  Brigadier-General Idada Ikponmwen (retd.) while the Anglican Bishop of Calabar, Cross River State, Rt Rev Tunde Adeleye;  son of First Republic Finance Minister […]

Readers respond: Open offices are terrible for women

“I’ve worked for 23 years in various places as a full-time graphic designer but also as a contract/temp placement worker. So I’ve seen a variety of setups. The self consciousness of the open plan mentioned in the study—I’ve felt it, although it seemed to fade as I developed a thick skin (blind eye) for it. […]

VIETNAM NEWS DECEMBER 1

At the same time, the government aiming to build and develop Phu Quoc into a strong international marine eco-tourism service and tourism center and develop major tourist centers in the Central Coast region. To achieve this goal, in the period 2021 – 2025, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will organize activities to promote […]

Ondo election: I’ll not betray people’s trust, says Akeredolu, as he beats Jegede with 97,039 votes

“The problem is that we have bad losers. We just finished election in Edo State and the party congratulated the governor. That is the spirit of sportsmanship and that is responsibility to the populace. But they are looking for flimsy excuses to just explain their poor performance.’’

The rise and fall of Topshop: How the British high street darling has gone from an It Girl favourite to the brink of collapse thanks to fast fashion rivals and Sir Philip Green’s reputation driving away woke Gen Z shoppers

On the high street it has faced greater competition from new rivals like & Other Stories, Urban Outfitters and Arket, as well as from established retailers like H&M and Zara, which offer designer lookalikes within weeks of their catwalk debut. 

Donald Trump Isn’t Hitler—He’s Like Goebbels

In theory this kind of appeal should have been less persuasive with the country’s elites. And yet, as Ralf Georg Reuth writes in his masterly biography of Goebbels, “At German universities, too, few voices of protest were heard. Many university professors saw in national socialism the ‘Volk community’ and ‘organic leadership’ about which they had […]