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  • Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe resigns presidency after military coup, threatened impeachment

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    {{review}}{{date|November 22, 2017}}{{Zimbabwe}}

    On Tuesday {{w|Robert Mugabe}} resigned as president of {{w|Zimbabwe}} after 37 years in power, in the wake of a military coup triggered by his ouster of Vice President {{w|Emmerson Mnangagwa}} and shortly after an {{w|impeachment}} hearing had begun against him. His letter of resignation was read in parliament and the ruling {{w|ZANU–PF}} party is expected to appoint Mnangagwa in his place.

    Mugabe had been president since the former Rhodesia achieved independence in 1980; with {{w|Joshua Nkomo}}, he had led the guerilla war against the British colonial administration, and returned from exile weeks before the vote. The oldest of the world's leaders at 93, he dismissed Mnangagwa earlier this month, in what was believed to be a plan to secure the succession for his 52-year-old wife, {{w|Grace Mugabe}}. This aroused the anger of both the party and the army, who launched a coup on November 15. One week later, after he was detained under house arrest but declined to resign, parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. He then submitted his letter of resignation.

    Celebrations broke out in parliament and in the streets of the capital, {{w|Harare}}, where the Christmas lights in Africa Unity Square were turned on ahead of schedule. Mugabe had come to be widely regarded as a tyrant.

    Under the constitution, {{w|Phelekezela Mphoko}}, who succeeded Mnangagwa as vice president, would succeed Mugabe as president. However, Lovemore Matuke, {{w|Whip (politics)|chief whip}} of ZANU-PF, informed {{w|Reuters}} that Mnangagwa would be sworn in instead. On Wednesday, Mnangagwa returned from exile in {{W|South Africa}} and gave a speech in which he declared: "Today we are witnessing the beginning of a new and unfolding democracy." The next general election is required to be held by next September.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-42072673
    |title=Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era
    |author=
    |pub=BBC News
    |date=November 20, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-politics/zimbabwes-mugabe-resigns-ending-four-decades-of-rule-idUSKBN1DK2O0
    |title=Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule
    |author=MacDonald Dzirutwe
    |pub=Reuters
    |date=November 20, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-42032549
    |title=Mugabe's long career in pictures
    |author=
    |pub=BBC News
    |date=November 21, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/22/emmerson-mnangagwa-to-be-sworn-in-as-zimbabwes-president-on-friday
    |title=Emmerson Mnangagwa hails 'new democracy' in Zimbabwe
    |author=Jason Burke and Emma Graham-Harrison
    |pub=The Guardian
    |date=November 22, 2017
    }}

    [[Category:Africa]]
    [[Category:Zimbabwe]]
    [[Category:Politics and conflicts]]


  • UEFA Champions League 2017–2018: Draw for Last 16 held at Nyon

    Acagastya: add to table


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    {{date|November 22, 2017}}
    On Monday, December 12, 2017, the draw for the ''Last 16'' for the 2017–18 {{w|UEFA Champions League}} took place in {{w|Nyon}}, {{w|Switzerland}} at 12:00 PM local time. The draw took place in two pots, one consisting of the respective group winners, and the second of the runners-up. Winners of the ''Last 16'' play in the quarter-finals.

    UEFA Champions League is the competitive league of Europe in which football clubs topping their respective leagues play for the trophy. 32 clubs across the continent played in eight groups, and the winner and runner-up of each group qualified for the Last 16 knockout round.

    <div style="float:right; margin-left:0.2em; padding:0.4em">
    <center><big>'''Draw result'''</big></center>
    {| class="wikitable"
    |-
    ! Group runners-up !! Group winners
    |-
    | [[File:Flag of England.svg|left|border|24px|link=]] [[Manchester City]] || ()
    |-
    | [[File:Flag of England.svg|left|border|24px|link=]] [[Tottenham Hotspur]] || ()
    |-
    | [[File:Flag of Turkey.svg|left|24px|link=]] [[Beşiktaş JK]] || ()
    |-
    | () || [[File:Flag of Spain.svg|left|24px|link=]] [[Real Madrid]]
    |-
    | () || ()
    |-
    | () || ()
    |-
    | () || ()
    |-
    | () || ()
    |}
    </div>

    The final is scheduled to be played at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.

    Spanish clubs have won the last four editions of the UEFA Champions League, with defending champions Real Madrid winning thrice, and their arch rivals Barcelona winning in 2015.
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    Those which qualified:
    #[[Manchester City]] [[:File:Flag of England.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Paris Saint-Germain]] [[:File:Flag of France.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Bayern Munich]] [[:File:Flag of Germany.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Tottenham Hotspur]] [[:File:Flag of England.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Real Madrid]] [[:File:Flag of Spain.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Beşiktaş JK]] [[:File:Flag of Turkey.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    ----
    Likely to qualify:
    #[[FC Barcelona]] [[:File:Flag of Spain.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Juventus]] [[:File:Flag of Italy.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Manchester United]] [[:File:Flag of England.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    ----
    Edge case:
    #[[AS Roma]] [[:File:Flag of Italy.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Chelsea FC]] [[:File:Flag of England.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Liverpool FC]] [[:File:Flag of England.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[Sevilla FC]] [[:File:Flag of Spain.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
    #[[SSC Napoli]] [[:File:Flag of Italy.svg|thumb|left|border|30px|link=]]
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  • Charles Manson, serving 9 life sentences for 1969 murders, dies aged 83

    Pi zero: image credit


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    [[File:Charles-mansonbookingphoto.jpg|left|thumb|Mugshot of Charles Manson, 1971. {{image|{{w|San Quentin State Prison}}, California}}]]
    {{w|Charles Manson}}, whose "{{w|Manson Family|Manson family}}" followers killed 9 people in 1969 and whose death sentence was commuted to nine life sentences after the state of California outlawed the death sentence, died on Sunday in a hospital in {{w|Bakersfield, California|Bakersfield}} of natural causes.

    Manson inspired, but did not participate in, what became known as the Tate-La Bianca murders. On August 9, 1969, at the home of actress {{w|Sharon Tate}} and her husband, director {{w|Roman Polanski}}, followers of Manson stabbed five people to death: Tate, who was more than eight months pregnant; {{w|Abigail Folger}}, heiress to the {{w|Folgers}} coffee fortune; celebrity hairdresser {{w|Jay Sebring}}; director Voityck Frykowski; and Steven Parent, a friend of the caretaker. The next day a wealthy couple, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, were similarly killed. The seventh and eighth victims were Donald Shea, a Hollywood {{w|stuntman}} and Gary Hinman, a musician. In 1971, after a year-long trial, Manson was convicted of ordering the first seven murders and sentenced to death. He was also later convicted of the other two murders.

    "Helter Skelter", the name of an album by {{w|The Beatles}}, and "pig" were scrawled in blood at the murder sites. Prosecutors argued that Manson had hoped {{w|African Americans}} would be blamed for the killings, speeding the outbreak of a race war in the US, after which he would become the leader of a new social order.

    Manson's sentence was commuted to nine life terms after the Supreme Court of California outlawed the death penalty in 1972. He was in prison for more than four decades, and was an inmate at the {{w|California State Prison, Corcoran}} when he died. He made twelve unsuccessful applications for {{w|parole}}, the last in 2012. Sources told {{w|TMZ}} that he was hospitalized in Bakersfield on Wednesday. If his family do not claim his body within ten days, it will be disposed of at state expense, probably by cremation.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source|url=https://nypost.com/2017/11/15/charles-manson-reportedly-clinging-to-life-in-california-hospital/
    |title=Charles Manson reportedly clinging to life in California hospital
    |author=David K. Li
    |pub=New York Post
    |date=November 15, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42016704
    |title=Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison
    |author=
    |pub=BBC News
    |date=November 20, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Charles-Manson-whose-cult-slayings-horrified-12370460.php
    |title=Charles Manson, whose brutality made him face of evil, dead
    |author=John Rogers with Michelle A. Monroe and Linda Deutsch, Associated Press
    |pub=San Francisco Chronicle
    |date=November 20, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/What-happens-to-Charles-Manson-s-body-12372777.php
    |title=What happens to Charles Manson’s body?
    |author=Steve Rubenstein
    |pub=San Francisco Chronicle
    |date=November 20, 2017
    }}

    [[Category:California]]
    [[Category:United States]]
    [[Category:North America]]
    [[Category:Crime and law]]
    [[Category:Obituaries]]


  • CBSE Orders Compulsory Psychometric Test of All CBSE School Staffs

    Acagastya: Reverted edit(s) by N15jan (talk) to last version by Acagastya


    {{tasks|news|mos|re-review}}{{date|November 21, 2017}}

    The entire {{w|Education in India|education}} system, from the administration to the teachers and the students has recently found themselves in the midst of a crisis and lack of trust in the recruitment system of {{w|Educational institution|educational institutes}}. This follows the gruesome murder of a 7-year-old student in Gurgaon’s {{w|Ryan International Group of Institutions|Ryan International school}}. The student was found in the washroom with his throat slit, and a school bus conductor is one of the prime suspects in the case.
    The {{w|Central Board of Secondary Education}} (CBSE) issued a circular to all affiliated institutes on 12th September 2017, allowing them a two-month deadline to implement and conduct {{w|Psychological testing|psychometric evaluation}} of all staff in the institute – teaching, and non-teaching.

    The circular, issued by CBSE deputy secretary Jaiprakash Chaturvedi, said, “They must get the police verification and psychometric evaluation done for all the staff employed. Such verification and evaluation for non-teaching staff such as bus drivers, conductors, peon and other support staff may be done very carefully and in a detailed manner.”

    According to statistics reported by {{w|The Telegraph}}, there are around 1 million employees working in schools affiliated to CBSE. These include schools spread over 26 countries and is consisted of around 1,100 {{w|Kendriya Vidyalaya|Kendriya Vidyalayas}}, 14,900 {{w|Private school|private schools}}, 600 {{w|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas}}, and 2,700 schools run or aided by state government.

    The principal of a Navodaya Vidyalaya has clarified that police verification of all staff was already a mandatory part of the recruitment process but the {{w|Psychometrics|psychometic}} test is a new addition.

    Renowned psychometricians welcomed the CBSE’s directive but also reiterated the magnitude of this task, pointing out that the whole process may take anywhere between six months to a year to complete. Also pointed out was the fact that schools located in remote areas will be much more difficult to evaluate unless there is a way to implement remote assessments with online proctoring.

    The CBSE circular also has further instructions about how the access to school property by outsiders should be controlled, visitors monitored and how the staff should be provided necessary {{w|Training and development}} classes to address their responsibilities to protect {{w|Child abuse|children from any form of abuse}}.
    Institutes have also been asked to constitute different panels like the internal complaints committee to address issues like {{w|Sexual harassment}}. CBSE also noted that the details of these committees, along with contact details, should be displayed prominently on the school website and the school notice board.

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    == Sources ==
    *{{source|url=https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/cbse-orders-compulsory-psychometric-test-of-all-school-staff-after-gurugram-stud/301685
    |title=CBSE Orders Compulsory Psychometric Test
    |author=OUTLOOK WEB BUREAUCBSE
    |pub=Outlook (magazine)
    |date=Seop 14, 2017 (date of access)
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.cbse.nic.in/newsite/circulars/2017/Circular%20Safety%20in%20School%2012.09.2017.pdf
    |title=CBSE CIRCULAR NO. 19 /2017
    |author=JAIPRAKASH CHATURVEDI
    |pub=Central Board of Secondary Education
    |date=Sept 12, 2017 (date of access)
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://thewire.in/177290/cbse-teachers-staff-psychometric-test/
    |title=Orders Psychometric Test of All School Staff
    |author=THE WIRE STAFF
    |pub=The Wire (Indian web publication)
    |date=Sept 14, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ryan-school-murder-cbse-orders-psychometric-test-on-staff/1/1055213.html
    |title=Ryan murder effect: Schools in limbo over CBSE's diktat to conduct psychometric test on staff
    |author=Arpan Rai
    |pub=India Today
    |date=Sept 25, 2017
    }}

    ==External link==
    *[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Pradyuman_Thakur Death of Pradyuman Thakur]
    *[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_testing Psychological testing wikipedia]
    *[https://blog.mettl.com/breaking-down-psychometric-assessments-for-teachers-design-development-analytics Breaking Down Psychometric Assessments for Teachers]


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    212.49.82.232: Page created with "Tensions high in Capital city of Kenya, Nairobi as the country awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on the October 26th Elections. Heavy police presence on the streets on Nairobi..."


    Tensions high in Capital city of Kenya, Nairobi as the country awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on the October 26th Elections. Heavy police presence on the streets on Nairobi to curb any form of demonstrations. Stay tuned....


  • Keystone Pipeline suffers massive spill in South Dakota

    Pi zero: sure, but the 2600-mile figure isn't from CBC


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    {{date|November 17, 2017}} <!-- substitutes the date automatically; you don't need to modify the template -->

    {{w|TransCanada Corporation}} reported on Thursday that about 210,000 {{w|gallon|gallons}} of {{w|crude oil}} (795,000 {{w|litres}} or 5000 {{w|oil barrels}}) escaped from its {{w|Keystone Pipeline}}, spilling in {{w|Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall County}}, [[South Dakota]], in the northern [[United States]]. The oil was on its way from [[Canada]] to [[Oklahoma]]. A vote is scheduled in neighboring [[Nebraska]] on Monday on a proposed extension of the pipeline, {{w|Keystone XL}}.<!--Atlantic--> Environmental groups such as [[Greenpeace]] have asked the legislature to reconsider allowing the extension.<!--CNN-->
    [[File:Pipes for keystone pipeline in 2009.jpg|thumb|left|260px|From file, pipes waiting to be installed in the Keystone Pipeline in [[Nebraska]] in 2009. {{image|shannonpatrick17}}]]

    TransCanada said the leak was discovered at about 5:45 a.m. local time (1245 {{w|UTC}}).<!--Atlantic--> They said they shut down the northern part of the almost 2,600 {{w|mile}} (4,200 {{w|kilometre|km}})<!--Atlantic--> pipeline, from [[Alberta]] to [[Texas]].<!--CBC--> The southern portion of the pipeline, from Oklahoma to the [[Gulf Coast]], remains open.<!--atlantic-->

    Brian Walsh of the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources said, "It is a below-ground pipeline but some oil has surfaced above ground to the grass. It will be a few days until they can excavate and get in borings to see if there is groundwater contamination." <!--CNN-->

    Marshall County partly contains the {{w|Lake Traverse Indian Reservation}}, which belongs to the {{w|Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate}}. "We are concerned that the oil spill is close to our treaty land, but we are trying to stay positive that they are getting the spill contained and that they will share any environmental assessments with the tribal agency," tribal chairman Dave Flute told the press.<!--CNN-->

    This is not the first leak from the Keystone Pipeline. A 400-barrel spill in April 2016 took more than two months to clean up.<!--CNN--> Rachel Rye Butler of Greenpeace said approving the Keystone XL extension amounted to "a thumbs-up to likely spills in the future."<!--CNN-->

    The [[US$]]6 billion ({{w|C$}}8 billion) Keystone XL project,<!--cbc--> which would enlarge the pipeline and provide a shorter route than the current Keystone pipeline<!--atlantic-->, was the subject of large protests in 2016 and 2017, largely by {{w|Native Americans}} who maintained that the route violated their sovereignty and by environmentalists concerned about groundwater contamination. The Keystone XL project was blocked by then-U.S. President {{w|Barack Obama|Obama}} and revived by President {{w|Donald Trump|Trump}}. Monday's vote in Nebraska is the last approval TransCanada needs to finish Keystone XL.<!--cbc--> Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline have argued that the pipeline is still safer than transporting oil by road.<!--CNN video-->

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    ==Related news==
    *{{wikinews|Protesters arrested after barricading themselves inside portion of Keystone Oil Pipeline|December 4, 2012}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/indigenous/transcanada-keystone-pipeline-leak-south-dakota-1.4406159
    |title = TransCanada Keystone pipeline leaks 795,000 litres of crude oil in South Dakota
    |author = {{w|The Canadian Press}}
    |pub = CBC
    |date = November 17, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/us/keystone-pipeline-leak/index.html
    |title = Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota
    |author = Mayra Cuevas and Steve Almasy
    |pub = CNN
    |date = November 17, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/200000-gallons-of-oil-spill-from-the-keystone-pipeline/546158/
    |title = 200,000 Gallons of Oil Spill From the Keystone Pipeline
    |author = Robinson Meyer
    |pub = The Atlantic
    |date = November 16, 2017
    }}

    [[CAT:Energy]][[CAT:Environment]][[CAT:South Dakota]][[CAT:United States]][[CAT:Politics and conflicts]]
    [[Category:North America]]
    [[Category:Canada]]
    [[Category:Disasters and accidents]]


  • Entertainment company Cards Against Humanity buys part of the United States-Mexico border to prevent wall construction

    Acagastya: Not ready when reviewed: article needs improvement(s). Add article flag. (Using easy peer review


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    {{United States}}
    {{date|November 15, 2017}} <!-- substitutes the date automatically; you don't need to modify the template -->

    On Wednesday, the entertainment company {{w|Cards Against Humanity}} closed an online marketing campaign, "Cards Against Humanity Saves America," in which they solicited donations to finance the purchase of land on the United States-[[Mexico]] border for the express purpose of preventing construction of the border wall proposed by sitting U.S. President [[Donald Trump]]. They announced the program on Tuesday, and it sold out the following day.<!--CNN-->
    [[File:Cards_Against_Humanity_(15711676205).jpg|thumb|left|260px|In Cards Against Humanity, players match cards to make sentences like this one. {{image|Tom Bullock}}]]
    "Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing. We've purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built," reads the official description of the campaign.<!--CNN and Independent and CAH site-->

    Campaign participants sent Cards Against Humanity [[US$]]15 toward the purchase of the land, and the company pledged to send them a map of the area and various other surprises during the next month, such as new cards for the game.<!--CNN and CAHSA--> Cards Against Humanity has yet to disclose exactly where the land is located.

    The construction of a wall on the border with Mexico for the purpose of limited illegal immigration was one of Donald Trump's campaign promises in last year's [[2016 US presidential election|U.S. presidential election]].<!--NBC--> As of this month, several prototype sections of wall have been built, but the [[US Congress|United States Congress]] has not yet allocated enough funds for the project, and so far Congress has not supported other Trump Administration projects, such as repealing his predecessor's health care law,<!--Independent--> the Affordable Care Act.<!--Snell--> More than half of the land on the planned site of the wall is either privately owned or owned by individual U.S. states. Earlier this week, the Trump administration sought funds to hire lawyers to deal with owners who do not wish to sell their land to the U.S. government.
    [[File:Cards Against Humanity 2016 Holiday Hole.jpg|thumb|right|260px|In a previous year's holiday prank, Cards Against Humanity took donations to dig a hole to nowhere. {{image|Cards Against Humanity}}]]
    Cards Against Humanity is a playing card game in which participants complete sentences using irreverant phrases printed on black and white cards. The company has held prank marketing campaigns before, such as digging a hole to nowhere and selling empty boxes, fully advertised as such.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/cards-against-humanity-trump-border-wall-buy-land-stop-building-a8055396.html
    |title = Cards Against Humanity buys area of US border to prevent Trump building his wall
    |author = James B. White
    |pub = The Independent
    |date = November 15, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/15/us/cards-against-humanity-land-grab-trnd/index.html
    |title = Cards Against Humanity buys land on Mexican border to stump Trump's wall plan
    |author = Aaron Smith
    |pub = CNN
    |date = November 15, 2017
    }}
    *{{Source
    |url = http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/15/politics/individual-mandate-tax-reform/index.html
    |author = Kelsey Snell
    |pub = CNN
    |title = By combining Obamacare with taxes, GOP goes for it all
    |date = November 15, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.cardsagainsthumanitysavesamerica.com/
    |title = Cards Against Humanity Saves America
    |author =
    |pub = Cards Against Humanity
    |date = November 15, 2017 (date of access)
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-hiring-12-attorneys-seize-land-his-border-wall-710444|title=The Trump Administration is Hiring 12 Attorneys to Seize Land for His Border Wall|pub=Newsweek|date=November 13, 2017|author=Graham Lanktree}}
    *{{source|url=https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/despite-trump-promises-there-are-still-no-plans-mexican-border-n801361|author=Mike Memoli|title=Despite Trump Promises, There Are Still No Plans for a Mexican Border Wall|pub=NBC|date=September 14, 2017}}
    [[CAT:United States]][[CAT:Mexico]][[CAT:Politics and conflicts]][[CAT:Donald Trump]][[CAT:Immigration]]


  • North Korean media calls United States President Trump a 'hideous criminal'

    Acagastya: {{abandoned}}


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    {{date|November 15, 2017}} <!-- substitutes the date automatically; you don't need to modify the template -->

    An editorial in a newspaper, ''Rodong Sinmun'', run by [[North Korea]]'s ruling political party printed an editorial criticizing [[United States]] President [[Donald Trump]] for comments he made during his tour of [[Asia]] last week, calling him a "hideous criminal" and "sentenced to death by the North Korean people."

    Trump visited five countries, including [[THIS ONE]], [[THAT ONE]], [[China]] and [[Vietnam]]<!--Guardian says he was in Hanoi=> Vietnam--> During his stay in [[South Korea]], he referred North Korea as a dictatorship, criticized its [[nuclear weapons]] program, which has included nuclear tests, the firing of missiles, and threats directed at [[Guam]], a U.S. territory. Trump also made a particular Tweet to which the North Koreans took offense:

    "Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat'?"

    "The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership," read the editorial. "He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people."

    North Korea's ruling family, the Kims, is treated with great respect and formality in North Korea. Specific verb tenses and modes of address that would be used for any respected person in South Korea are in North Korea reserved for speaking of the Kims.<!--read this in a book; will see if I can find an online source-->

    The editorial also claimed that the cancelling of Trump's trip to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea was not due to weather, as claimed, saying Trump was instead "too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops."<!--Guardian-->

    Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have swapped insults and threats several times since Trump became president.

    "Reckless remarks by a dotard like Trump will never scare us or put a stop to our advance," the North Korean state department said in a statement earlier during Trump's trip, pledging that the government would "speed up the effort to complete our nuclear force."<!--Au-->

    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/15/north-korea-sentences-trump-to-death-for-insulting-kim-jong-un?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=252464&subid=22913859&CMP=GT_US_collection
    |title = North Korea 'sentences Trump to death' for insulting Kim Jong-un
    |author = Agence France-Presse
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = November 16, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/us-president-given-the-death-sentence-in-north-korean-state-media/news-story/cc79b05806856e913b33ccba769c7504
    |title = US President given the 'death sentence' in North Korean state media
    |author = Ben Graham
    |pub = News.Au.com
    |date = November 16, 2017
    }}
    [[CAT:North Korea]][[CAT:United States]][[CAT:Donald Trump]]
    [[CAT:Kim Jong-un]]
    [[CAT:Politics and conflicts]]


  • Gunman kills four in shooting rampage in Rancho Tehama, California

    عماد الدين المقدسي: added Category:Associated Press using HotCat


    {{date|November 17, 2017}}{{United States}}
    On Tuesday, in a multiple-location shooting spree lasting about 45 minutes, a gunman killed at least four people and wounded at least ten, including an injury at an elementary school in the rural town of {{w|Rancho Tehama Reserve, California|Rancho Tehama}}, {{w|California}}, approximately 120 {{w|mile|miles}} (195 {{w|kilometre|km}}) northwest of the state capital of {{w|Sacramento, California|Sacramento}}. The shooter was shot dead by police. On Wednesday morning authorities reported his wife had been found dead in their house.

    The shootings started at about 8 AM at a home. The gunman, wearing a tactical vest and driving a stolen truck, appeared to choose many of his other victims at random according to police. He shot a woman driving a car and a child who was a passenger, and rammed through the gate of the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where he shot another child but was prevented from injuring more people by staff having locked the building down. According to the ''[[Associated Press]]'', one of those killed was a neighbor with a restraining order against the gunman, who was accused of assaulting her in January. After he was fatally shot by deputies, a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns were recovered, and another gun was reportedly still in a stolen vehicle. According to the {{w|Tehama County, California|Tehama County}} Sheriff’s Office, seven crime scenes were being investigated. On Wednesday morning the Associated Press reported that according to Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston, the body of the suspect's wife had been found hidden under the floor at their home, and she was believed to have been the first victim. He was identified as Kevin Janson Neal.

    Witnesses reported hearing at least 100 gunshots, and a neighbor, Brian Flint, told the ''{{w|Redding Record Searchlight}}'' the man had "been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines" and neighbors had warned the police he was "crazy" and had been "threatening" them.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/The-Latest-Northern-California-gunman-s-wife-12359798.php
    |title = The Latest: California town gathers, prays after shooting
    |author = [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = San Francisco Chronicle
    |date = November 15, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41991397
    |title = California shooting: Schoolteachers ‘saved’ children from gunman
    |author =
    |pub = BBC News
    |date = November 15, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-norcal-elementary-school-shooting-20171114-story.html
    |title = Terror in Northern California town as gunman goes on rampage, kills 5
    |author = Frank Shyong, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Sonali Kohli, Paige St. John, Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives
    |pub = Los Angeles Times
    |date = November 15, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/us/california-tehama-county-shootings/index.html
    |title = 4 dead after California shootings; gunman tried to enter school
    |author = Stella Chan, Cheri Mossburg, Ray Sanchez and Steve Almasy
    |pub = CNN
    |date = November 15, 2017
    }}

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  • Artiwara Kongmalai decided to run 2191 kilometers

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    '''- Project details'''
    {{w|Bodyslam (band)|Artiwara Kongmalai}} (a very popular singer in Thailand) and runners decided to run from the southernmost Thailand to the northernmost Thailand. The distance from starting point to finishing point is 2191 kilometers.
    The starting point is {{w|Betong, Thailand}} and the finishing point is {{w|Mae Sai District|Mae Sai, Chiang Rai}}. The project name is “Kaow kon la kaow”. In English it means “Everyone will run together”.
    They are going to start running from November, 1, 2017 to December, 25, 2017 (55 days). They want to encourage Thai people to donate at least 10 baht per person.
    They will give every donation to 11 main hospitals that they lack some medical tools or any services. Furthermore, they do want to encourage every doctor and every nurse to keep working.

    '''- Ways to make a donation'''
    There are 3 ways to make a donation
    1. Siam Commercial Bank (111-393-5263) “Project Kaow kon la Kaow”
    2. SMS 10 baht/time text “T” and send it to 4545099
    3. You can give cash to them
    Call center : 02-763-3222

    '''- Where are they now (November, 14, 2017)'''
    They have been running for 14 days, now they are at {{w|Surat Thani Province|Suratthani, Thailand}}

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  • Bill Gates donating $50 million to Alzheimer's research

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    {{date|November 14, 2017}}
    On Monday, {{w|Microsoft}} founder {{w|Bill Gates}} said in {{w|Seattle}}, {{w|Washington}} that he is planning to donate [[US$]]50 million to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a private-public research partnership based in {{w|London}}, for research on {{w|Alzheimer's disease}}.

    Gates is to make this donation privately, using his own personal funds, and not through the {{w|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation}}. The Dementia Discovery Fund was set up with the help of pharmaceutical companies, governments, and charitable organizations to carry out research and hopefully find medical treatments for those who suffer from the disease. Gates said he hoped pharmaceutical treatments may be available to Alzheimer's sufferers in ten years or so.

    Alzheimer's is a non-infectious {{w|neurological disease}} which still has no known cure. It is the most common type of {{W|dementia}} and the sixth most common cause of death in the [[United States]]. 47 million people suffer from the disease, worldwide. In the United States there are currently five million Americans afflicted with Alzheimer's. The number is projected to grow to sixteen million by 2050. Gates said some of his male relatives suffer from the disease.

    Gates further explained that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation may step in to help individuals in poor nations obtain medication when it becomes available in the future. Until now the foundation has concentrated on infectious diseases such as {{W|HIV}} {{w|AIDS}}, {{W|malaria}} and {{W|polio}}.

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    == Sources ==
    *{{Source
    |url = http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/health/bill-gates-announcement-alzheimers/index.html
    |author = Dr. Sanjay Gupta
    |pub = CNN
    |title = Bill Gates' newest mission: Curing Alzheimer's
    |date = November 14, 2017
    }}

    *{{source
    |url = http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/bill-gates-50-million-combat-alzheimers-51116689
    |title = Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer's
    |author = [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = ABC News
    |date = November 13, 2017
    }}

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bill-gates-invests-100-million-of-personal-money-to-fight-alzheimer-rsquo-s/
    |title = Bill Gates Invests $100 Million of Personal Money to Fight Alzheimer’s
    |author = [[Reuters]]
    |pub = Scientific American
    |date = November 13, 2017
    }}

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  • At least 34 dead in train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Pi zero: Protected "DR Congo: Train crash kills more than 30 in Lualaba province": precaution ([Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite))


    {{Disasters and accidents}}{{date|November 15, 2017}}
    A train derailed on Sunday and fell into a ravine where it caught fire, according to {{w|Radio Okapi}}, in Buyofwe, {{w|Lualaba Province}}, southern [[Democratic Republic of the Congo]]. By varying reports 33 or more people were killed.

    The train, with cargo including tanks of flammable fuel, was traveling from the country's second-largest city of {{w|Lubumbashi}} to the town of Luena. After the thirteen-carriage train derailed and fell into the ravine, [[Associated Press]] reported, eleven carriages caught fire.

    Early on, the Minister of Mines, Jean-Marie Tshizainga, confirmed eight deaths in the crash, according to Radio Okapi. By one report, the dead and injured, who suffered severe burns, were {{wikt|stowaway|stowaways}}. The chief medical officer of {{w|Lubudi Territory}} told Radio Okapi about 30 injured people had been taken to hospital, while others were waiting to be transported. The provincial governor, {{w|Richard Muyej Mangez}}, said the number of dead likely would rise.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.africanews.com/2017/11/13/at-least-33-killed-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-freight-train-crash/
    |title = At least 33 killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo freight train crash
    |author = Ismail Akwei
    |pub = Africanews
    |date = November 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.independent.ie/world-news/train-crash-in-democratic-republic-of-congo-kills-at-least-34-36312798.html
    |title = Train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo kills at least 34
    |author = [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = Irish Independent
    |date = November 12, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41962822
    |title = Train crash 'kills 33' in Democratic Republic of Congo
    |author =
    |pub = BBC News online
    |date = November 12, 2017
    }}

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  • Israel may pursue military operations in southern Syria

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    {{date|November 13, 2017}}

    {{Syria}} On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister [[w:Benyamin Netanyahu|Benyamin Netanyahu]] announced that Israel may keep up military operations in [[Syria]] if deemed necessary, even though the United States and Russia called for a [[w:ceasefire|ceasefire]] in the region. "We are controlling our borders, we are protecting our country and we will continue to do so", he said at a [[w:Likud|Likud]] meeting in Parliament. "I have also informed our friends, firstly in Washington and also our friends in Moscow, that Israel will act in Syria, including in southern Syria, according to our understanding and according to our security needs." Indeed, the Israeli government fear the [[w:Hezbollah|Hezbollah]] and other Iran-backed Shia militias might move closer to the [[w:Golan Heights|Golan Heights]], which Israel conquered in 1967.

    The announcement was made two days after a Syrian drone was intercepted by an Israeli missile over the Golan Heights.<ref>{{cite web|lang=en|author=Anna Ahronheim|url=http://m.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Patriot-missile-intercepts-drone-on-Israels-border-with-Syria-513968|title=Patriot missile intercepts drone on Israel's border with Syria|date=November 11, 2017|pub=The Jersualem Post}}</ref>

    == Sources ==
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-israel/netanyahu-signals-israel-will-act-with-free-hand-in-syria-idUSKBN1DD1MC
    |title = Netanyahu signals Israel will act with free hand in Syria
    |author = Jeffrey Heller
    |pub = Reuters
    |lang = en
    |date = November 13, 2017
    }}

    *{{source
    |url = http://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-Israel-will-act-in-Syria-in-accordance-with-our-security-needs-514130
    |title = Netanyahu: Israel will act in Syria 'in accordance with our security needs'
    |author = Anna Ahronheim
    |pub = The Jerusalem Post
    |lang = en
    |date = November 13, 2017
    }}

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  • Earthquake on Irani-Iraqi border cost the lives of many hundreds of people

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    Yesterday at 9:20 pm, local time, a magnitude 7.3 [[earthquake]] hit the [[Iran]]-[[Iraq]] border, killing hundreds of people. As of today, more than 400 have been reported dead, and more than 6000 injured, making this the deadliest quake of this year, worldwide.

    The earthquake was felt as far away as the Iraqi capital [[Baghdad]], [[Turkey]] and [[Israel]]. Although the epicenter was in the Kurdish part of Iraq, on 18 miles of {{w|Halabja}}, by far the most casualties fell at the Iranian side in the {{w|Kermanshah}} province, in an area that is much more populated. As far as known now, only nine people have died in Iraq.

    There is no electricity in a great part of the area and the water supplies have been heavily damaged. A rescue operation started last night and had intensified by dawn. The {{w|Hilal Ahmar|Red Crescent Society}} estimates that around 70,000 people will need an emergency shelter. Many people don't dare to stay in their houses, and aftershocks are still felt.

    == Images of the devastations ==
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    == Sources ==
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41963373
    |title = Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit
    |pub = BBC News
    |date = November 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/12/dozens-killed-by-earthquake-in-iraniraq-border-region
    |title = Iran-Iraq earthquake: death toll climbs to more than 400
    |author = Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Martin Farrer
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = November 13, 2017
    }}

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  • Polish alt-right youth march on Warsaw

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    {{Poland}}{{date|November 14, 2017}}

    On Saturday afternoon, thousands of far-right {{wikt|nationalist|nationalists}} gathered in [[Poland]]'s capital [[Warsaw]] to participate in "''Independence March''" which was organized by far-right groups including {{w|All-Polish Youth}}, the National Movement, and the National-Radical Camp. Participants objected to liberalism, [[Islam]], and some banners supported [[white supremacy]].

    The slogan of this year's ''Independence March'' was "We want god". The march, which coincided with Poland's independence day, began at 3:00 P.M. local time (1400 {{w|UTC}}). Marchers chanted "Great national Poland, religion is the basis of the Polish nation, Great [[Roman Catholicism|Catholic]] Poland and one nation across the borders"<!--AlJ--> under banners reading "We want God" and "White Europe of brotherly nations."<!--ABC--> There were also anti-leftist, anti-[[United States]] slogans as well as slogans against liberal media broadcasters.

    Poland's Interior Minister {{w|Mariusz Błaszczak}} said, "We are proud that so many Poles have decided to take part in a celebration connected to the Independence Day holiday." {{w|Andrzej Duda}}, Polish president, condemned the march and called this march a display of "sick nationalism". He also added "there is no place [for xenophobia] in Poland". Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesperson of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, called the march "a dangerous march of extreme and racist elements" and told the ''[[Associated Press]]'', "We hope that Polish authorities will act against the organisers [...] History teaches us that expressions of racist hate must be dealt with swiftly and decisively."

    Rafał Pankowski, a sociologist of the anti-extremist organization ''Never Again'', said, "I think that most of the organisers are not very religious, either. [...] But use [[Christianity]] as a kind of identity marker, which is mostly about being anti-Islam now."

    Muslims make up under one percent of Poland's population, and Poland has refused to welcome refugees.

    The organizers of the march estimate more than 100,000 people attended<!--ALJ-->, but the police put the number at 60,000<!--ABC-->. Antifa Warsaw (Anti-fascist Warsaw) organized a counter-march in the capital. One of the participants, lidia Domanska said about 5000 people participated in the march. Only one clash between the two groups was reported, of a man kicking women who were holding a flag reading "Stop Fascism."

    The event drew people from other European countries, including [[Slovakia]], [[Sweden]] and [[Hungary]]<!--Independent-->. 39-year-old {{w|Richard B. Spencer|Richard Spencer}}, a white supremacist from the United States, was invited to Poland by far-right groups, and he was scheduled to attend the event but did not. On October 27, Poland's Foreign Minister {{w|Witold Waszczykowski}} said, "He [Spencer] should not appear publicly, and especially not in Poland." Saying Spencer's opinions "are in conflict with the legal order" of the country, Waszczykowski added, "as a country which was one of the biggest victims of {{w|Nazism}}, we believe that the ideas promoted by Mr Spencer and his followers could pose a threat to all those who hold dear the values of human rights and democracy".

    November 11 is the anniversary of the end of [[World War I]], after which Poland regained its status as an independent country in 1918. The ''Independence March'' was first organised in 2009 and the number of participants has grown since.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/13/polish-president-condemns-far-right-scenes-at-independence-day-march
    |title = Polish president condemns far-right scenes at Independence Day march
    |author =
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = November 13, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/thousands-fascists-march-warsaw-171111052813155.html
    |title = Thousands of nationalists, fascists march in Warsaw
    |author =
    |pub = Al Jazeera
    |date = November 12, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/eus-tusk-joins-independence-day-events-polish-homeland-51081272
    |title = 60,000 join far-right march on Poland's Independence Day
    |author = Vanessa Gera of the [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = ABC News (United States)
    |date = November 11, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.independent.ie/world-news/polish-farright-march-draws-white-supremacists-from-around-the-globe-36307343.html
    |title = Polish far-right march draws white supremacists from around the globe
    |author = [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = The Irish Independent
    |date = November 10, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/27/poland-to-richard-spencer-keep-out
    |title = Poland to white nationalist Richard Spencer: keep out
    |author = [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = October 27, 2017
    }}
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  • Qatar appoints four women in its law drafting Shura Council

    Pi zero: Reverted edit(s) by 107.77.223.131 (talk) to last version by Acagastya


    {{date|November 11, 2017}}{{Qatar}}
    On Thursday, [[Qatar]]'s royal decree announced 28 new members were appointed for the country's {{W|Consultative Assembly of Qatar|Shura Council}}. Four of those members are women, marking it the first time Qatar has appointed women for the council responsible for discussing drafting of laws and government policies.

    Hind Abdul Rahman al-Muftah, {{W|Hessa Al Jaber|Dr. Hessa Sultan al-Jaber}}, Reem al-Mansoori, and Aisha Yousef al-Mannai are the new female appointees for the 45-member council. The decree was issued by Emir {{W|Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani}}. Dr Hessa al-Jaber had previously served as Communication and Information Technology minister. She was sworn in on June 26, 2013, and was nominated by emir Al Thani.

    Dr Jaber wasn't the first woman to enter politics in Qatar. In 2003, {{W|Sheikha Ahmed al-Mahmoud}} became the first woman to join the Qatari cabinet, and served as Education Minister. Dr Ghalia Al Thani was the only other woman, until Dr Jaber's nomination in 2013, to serve as a minister for the Qatari government. She was Qatar's Public Health Minister.

    With the ongoing regional crisis between [[Bahrain]], [[Egypt]], [[Saudi Arabia]], and the [[United Arab Emirates]] against Qatar, the Qatari government brought some changes to their laws in the last five months. Resident law was amended and they modified labour laws for foreign workers working for the preparations for the 2022 {{W|FIFA World Cup}}. [[FIFA]] (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) is already facing charges over mistreatment of labourers in Qatar for building stadiums. Per research conducted by [[New York]]-based organisation {{W|Human Rights Watch}}, workers had to work in extreme climate for stadium construction.

    Last month, Qatar's Government Communications Office director Sheik Saif Al Thani told ''[[CNN]]'' labour laws were under review to guarantee "migrant workers receive the necessary on-site protections".
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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.yahoo.com/news/qatar-appoints-women-shura-council-first-time-180100451.html
    |title = Qatar appoints women to Shura Council for first time
    |author = [[Agence France-Presse|AFP]]
    |pub = Yahoo! News
    |date = November 9, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/qatar-appoints-women-shura-council-171109165044169.html
    |title = Qatar appoints four women to Shura Council
    |author =
    |pub = Al Jazeera
    |date = November 9, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/27/football/qatar-2022-world-cup-workers-heat-humidity-human-rights-watch/index.html
    |title = Migrant workers subjected to heat and humidity being put at risk, says Human Rights Watch
    |author = Aimee Lewis
    |pub = CNN
    |date = September 27, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/oct/10/fifa-faces-legal-challenge-over-qatar-migrant-workers-world-cup-2022
    |title = Fifa faces legal challenge over Qatar migrant workers
    |author = Owen Gibson
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = October 10, 2016
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://dohanews.co/new-emir-appoints-female-cabinet-member-in-qatar/
    |title = New Emir appoints female Cabinet member in Qatar government shake-up
    |author =
    |pub = Doha News
    |date = June 26, 2013
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  • Italian footballer Andrea Pirlo announces retirement

    Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme: clarity


    {{date|November 9, 2017}}{{football}}
    On Monday, [[Italy|Italian]] midfielder {{w|Andrea Pirlo}} formally announced his retirement from [[football (soccer)|football]]. A 2006 {{w|FIFA World Cup}} winner with Italy, Pirlo had announced his intentions to end the 22-year-career last month, and his final professional game ended in a 2&ndash;0 win for {{w|New York City FC}} (NYCFC) against {{w|Columbus Crew}} in {{w|Major League Soccer}} play-offs at {{w|Yankee Stadium}}.
    [[File:Andrea Pirlo Euro 2012 vs England 01.jpg|thumb|left|260px|From file, Andrea Pirlo playing for Italy in 2012. {{image|Илья Хохлов}}]]
    "As my time in NYC FC comes to an end, I want to thank everybody for the kindness and support they have shown me in this incredible city", 38-year-old Pirlo wrote on [[Twitter]]. Last month, the Italian told ''{{w|La Gazzetta dello Sport}}'' {{translated quote|it|Italian language|Ti rendi conto da solo che è arrivato il momento. Ogni giorno hai problemi fisici, non riesci più ad allenarti come vorresti perché hai sempre qualche acciacco. Alla mia età ci sta di dire basta.|You realise yourself that the time has come. Each day, you have physical problems and you can’t train as you would like to. At my age, it’s fine to say enough is enough.}}

    Pirlo spent 20 years playing in Italy, making his professional debut for {{w|Brescia Calcio}} before moving to [[Internazionale]] in 1998. Three years later, in 2001, he made a switch to Inter's local rivals, {{w|AC Milan}}. Pirlo spent a decade with {{w|Milan}}, and won two {{w|Serie A}} titles, and two {{w|UEFA Champions League}} titles &mdash; in 2003 and in 2007, just a year after Pirlo won the World Cup in {{W|Germany}} with ''Azzurri'' defeating {{w|France.}}

    His contract with Milan expired in 2011, and then 32-year-old Pirlo moved to {{w|Turin}} and joined {{W|Juventus FC|Juventus}}. He won four consecutive Serie A titles with the ''Old Lady''. He was close to winning a third UEFA Champions League gold medal in 2015, but Juventus lost 3&ndash;1 against [[FC Barcelona]] in the final.

    Having won six Italian league titles, two Champions League and {{W|Coppa Italia}} as well as a World Cup with the national team, Pirlo moved to Yankee Stadium in July 2015. Pirlo was substituted in during the 90th minute in his last match for NYCFC, losing 4&ndash;3 on aggregate in the MLS play-offs. NYCFC's manager {{w|Patrick Vieira}} said, "He [Pirlo] had a fantastic career, not just on the field but off it because he's a true gentleman. He's a really good guy."
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    == Related news ==
    *{{wikinews|title=F.C. Barcelona wins UEFA Champions League 2014/15|date=June 8, 2015}}
    *{{wikinews|title=Italy and France draw 1-1; Italy wins FIFA World Cup on penalties|date=July 9, 2006}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/06/andrea-pirlo-retires-new-york-city-fc-italy
    |title = Andrea Pirlo retires from football after leaving New York City FC
    |author = Niall McVeigh
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = November 6, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41885250
    |title = Andrea Pirlo: Former Italy international announces retirement
    |author =
    |pub = BBC Sport
    |date = November 6, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://twitter.com/NYCFC/status/927326581525221376 <!-- for example; see https://twitter.com/NYCFC/status/927324503130112000; it is 90 minute -->
    |title = NYCFC on Twitter
    |author = NYCFC
    |pub = Twitter
    |date = November 6, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
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    |title = Pirlo: "Ciao calcio, sono vecchio. Ma non è scattata la scintilla per la panchina"
    |author = Massimo Lopes Pegna
    |pub = La Gazzetta dello Sport
    |lang = it
    |date = October 7, 2017
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  • 'Paradise Papers' reveal tax shelters for companies, billionaires, royalty

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    Former [[Belgium|Belgian]] Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt was DAY implicated in the ongoing {{w|Paradise Papers}} scandal.<!--This is from POLITICO and is pending both approval and corroboration-->

    From 2010 to 2016, Verhofstadt served on the board of a shipping business called Exmar, which may have used one of the companies mentioned in the Paradise Papers to avoid paying taxes.<!--This is from POLITICO and is pending both approval and corroboration-->

    In findings made available to the public on Sunday, November 5, a group of 381 journalists<!--Guardian--> released the Paradise Papers, a collection of about 13.4 million records in 1.5 {{w|terabyte|terabytes}} of data going back to 1950, detailing how law firms and other agencies helped wealthy individuals and companies move assets to places like [[Shanghai]], [[Trinidad]], [[Hong Kong]], [[Lebanon]], [[Bermuda]], and the [[Cayman Islands]], to avoid taxes, regulation or both. Clients cited in the Paradise Papers include companies like [[Facebook]], [[Twitter]], and [[Apple, Inc.]], and individual people such as members of both major [[United States]] political parties, three former [[Canada|Canadian]] prime ministers, and [[Queen Elizabeth II]] of the [[United Kingdom]].

    The Paradise Papers include emails, loan agreements and other records affecting people in 180 countries. More than half of the records&mdash;6.8 million in all&mdash;are from the law firm {{w|Appleby}}, part of which is now known as Estera.<!--Guardian--> The largest number of individual entities&mdash;people and corporations&mdash;from the Appleby portion of the Paradise Papers are located in the United States, at 31,000, but there were also over 3,000 from Canada.<!--Guardian-->

    The documents were originally acquired by the [[Germany|German]] newspaper ''{{w|Süddeutsche Zeitung}}'', who shared them with the {{w|International Consortium of Investigative Journalists}} (ICIJ).<!--Guardian--> The ICIJ coordinated journalists in 67 countries in investigating the documents.<!--Guardian-->

    Most of the techniques used by Appleby and other firms are legal, and some can be illegal depending on how they are executed. The revelation of the papers has raised questions about ethics. ''Süddeutsche Zeitung'' concluded wealthy individuals were using these {{w|tax shelters}} to avoid regulations, sanctions, taxes and social responsibility.<!--NPR--> The ICIJ stated, "There are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts. We do not intend to suggest or imply that any people, companies or other entities included in the ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly."<!--NPR and ICIJ-->

    Brooke Harrington of the {{w|Copenhagen Business School}} says tax shelters exacerbate inequality. "There is this small group of people who are not equally subject to the laws as the rest of us, and that's on purpose," she said. "When the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, because individual wealthy people are not paying their fair share of taxes." She went on to call the situation "French Revolution levels of inequality and injustice."<!--ICIJ, three different parts of the article-->

    Appleby issued a statement in response to the documents' release: "The journalists do not allege, nor could they, that Appleby has done anything unlawful. There is no wrongdoing. It is a patchwork quilt of unrelated allegations with a clear political agenda and movement against offshore." Instead, they referred to the leak itself as "a serious criminal act. This was an illegal computer hack."<!--NPR-->

    {{w|Wilbur Ross}}, who serves as Secretary of Commerce under U.S. President [[Donald Trump]], was found to own part of a shipping company that had dealings with a Russian energy firm partially owned by [[Vladimir Putin]]'s son in law, to the tune of [[US$]]68 million.

    According to the [[BBC]]<!--NPR-->, Queen Elizabeth II held about {{w|Pound sterling|₤}}10 million (US$13 million) offshore, though the ICIJ reported she "voluntarily pays tax on income received."<!--NPR-->

    Facebook and Twitter both received hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in the form of investments through two Russian organizations that are, according to ''Reveal''<!--NPR-->, "known as vehicles for the Kremlin's politically sensitive dealings." {{w|NPR|''National Public Radio''}} mentions this may have implications for the investigation of [[Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential election|Russian involvement in last year's U.S. presidential election]], which remains ongoing.<!--NPR-->

    The papers also tell how the technology company Apple, Inc. moved from [[Ireland]] to the island of [[Jersey]] after a shift in regulatory policy. According to ''[[The New York Times]]''<!--NPR-->, "Apple has accumulated more than US$128 billion in profits offshore, and probably much more, that is untaxed by the United States and hardly touched by any other country. Nearly all of that was generated over the past decade."

    The Paradise Papers also detail some of the techniques that firms would use to move their clients' assets. For example, firms create {{w|shell companies}}&mdash;companies with no employees&mdash;located in the Cayman Islands or other tax-favorable jurisdictions, and award them ownership of assets that do not take up physical space.<!--ICIJ-->

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    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url=http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/jack-mintz-you-can-stop-blaming-the-rich-since-youre-a-tax-avoider-too
    |title=You can stop blaming the rich, since you're a tax avoider, too
    |author=Jack Mintz
    |pub=Financial Post
    |date=November 15, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/06/562349277/the-paradise-papers-revelations-spring-from-leaked-records-of-worlds-wealthy
    |title = The Paradise Papers: Revelations Spring From Leaked Records Of World's Wealthy
    |author = Bill Chappell
    |pub = National Public Radio
    |date = November 6, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/what-are-the-paradise-papers-and-what-do-they-tell-us
    |title = What are the Paradise Papers and what do they tell us?
    |author = Nick Hopkins and Helena Bengtsson
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = November 5, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.icij.org/investigations/paradise-papers/paradise-papers-exposes-donald-trump-russia-links-and-piggy-banks-of-the-wealthiest-1-percent/
    |title = Offshore Trove Exposes Trump-Russia links and Piggy Banks of the Wealthiest 1 Percent
    |author = Will Fitzgibbon, Michael Hudson, Marina Walker Guevara, Scilla Alecci, Richard H. P. Sia, Gerard Ryle, Emilia Díaz-Struck, Simon Bowers, Hamish Boland-Rudder, Sasha Chavkin, Ryan Chittum, Rigoberto Carvajal, Matthew Caruana Galizia, Cecile S. Gallego, Pierre Romera, Tom Stites, Amy Wilson-Chapman and Miguel Fiandor Gutiérrez
    |pub = International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
    |date = November 5, 2017}}

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  • Tennis: Nadal withdraws from Paris Masters, suffers from knee injury

    Pi zero: Changed protection level for "Tennis: Nadal withdraws from Paris Masters, suffers from knee injury": precaution ([Edit=Allow only autoconfirmed users] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite))


    {{date|November 4, 2017}}{{tennis}}
    Yesterday<!--On Friday-->, [[Spain|Spanish]] [[tennis]] player and world number 1 {{w|ATP rankings|ranked}} [[Rafael Nadal]] withdrew from the {{W|Paris Masters|ATP Paris Masters}} suffering from a knee injury.

    Nadal decided to leave the tournament in [[Paris]] for a flare-up of a right knee injury during the third round match against [[Uruguay|Uruguayan]] {{W|Pablo Cuevas}} in the Paris tournament. Nadal, who played the third set wearing a knee strap, said "the pain during the match was too much."

    The "King of Clay" said he would consult a doctor. Last year, Nadal withdrew from [[French Open]] suffering from a wrist injury. He missed significant time from the tennis season last year, but this year, Nadal became the first person to win a particular Grand Slam on ten occasions in the open era, winning the French Open for a record tenth time. He also won the {{W|US Open (tennis)|US Open}}, his sixteenth grand slam title, but lost to [[Roger Federer]] in the ATP {{W|Shanghai Masters (tennis)|Shanghai Masters}}, last month.

    The Spaniard said he would "do his best" for the upcoming [[London]] tournament scheduled from November 12 to 19. Nadal said, "For me it's not about London. For me it's about the longer term[...] And longer term, I'm going to do the treatment I believe that is going to be more safe and more important to keep playing tennis as long as possible."

    Nadal has never won the Paris Masters tournament, and finished second only when he made his debut in the Paris Masters in 2007. However, Nadal has secured enough points to finish the season as the number 1, for the first time since 2013.
    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Related news ==
    *{{wikinews|¡La décima! Nadal again a French CHAMP10N|June 13, 2017}}
    *{{wikinews|Nadal withdraws from French Open 2016, suffers from wrist injury|May 28, 2016}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/41861133
    |title = Rafael Nadal withdraws from Paris Masters with knee problem
    |author =
    |pub = BBC Sport
    |date = November 3, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.yahoo.com/news/nadal-pulls-paris-masters-knee-injury-131008486.html
    |title = Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters with right knee injury
    |author = Jerome Pugmire for [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = Yahoo! News
    |date = November 3, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://in.reuters.com/article/tennis-shanghai/federer-brushes-aside-nadal-to-win-shanghai-masters-idINKBN1CK0EE
    |title = Federer brushes aside Nadal to win Shanghai Masters
    |author =
    |pub = Reuters
    |date = October 15, 2017
    }}

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  • United States government report on climate change cites carbon dioxide, 'tipping points'

    Pi zero: /* External links */ hm, date-of-access doesn't seem an applicable concept since that's about when a source is used, leaving only actual publication date


    {{United States}}
    {{date|November 6, 2017}}

    On Friday, thirteen agencies within the [[United States]] government jointly issued the Climate Science Special Report, declaring that roughly 90% of [[climate change]] is caused by human activity, most notably the production of {{w|atmospheric carbon dioxide|carbon dioxide}} by the burning of {{w|fossil fuels}}. This directly contradicts assertions made by politicians within the administration of the current president, [[Donald Trump]].

    The report notes, "It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century[...] For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence."<!--Washington Post-->

    Officially, the report was submitted through the Trump Administration's Office of Science and Technology Policy, to which President Trump has not appointed a head.<!--NPR--> The official response from the rest of the White House, given to the press by White House spokesperson Raj Shah, reads as follows: "The climate has changed and is always changing. As the Climate Science Special Report states, the magnitude of future climate change depends significantly on 'remaining uncertainty in the sensitivity of Earth's climate to [{{w|greenhouse gas}}] emissions[...] In the United States, energy related carbon dioxide emissions have been declining, are expected to remain flat through 2040, and will also continue to decline as a share of world emissions."<!--Washington Post-->

    The report clocks in at roughly 500 pages and places the human contribution to the increase in the Earth's temperature at 92&ndash;123% since 1950. As explained by co-author Katherine Hayhoe, the space over 100% indicates counteraction of forces that have a cooling effect, like sun-blocking dust kicked into the upper atmosphere by {{w|volcanoes}}.<!--Guardian--> Overall, the report calls the past 115 years "the warmest in the history of modern civilization."<!--NPR-->

    The study cites several factors, called "tipping points," that might make global climate change more intense, such as changes in {{w|El Niño}} and other major patterns in ocean currents, the loss of arctic and antarctic ice sheets, and the release of methane, a greenhouse gas, from rotting material as previously {{w|permafrost|permafrozen}} ground begins to thaw and cites both the wildfires in [[California]] and {{w|Superstorm Sandy}} for effects due to global climate change. It predicts one scenario in which ocean levels rise as much as 8 {{w|foot (unit)|feet}} (2.4 {{w|metre|m}}) by the year 2100.<!--Washington Post, prev sentence only-->

    Unlike with previous studies on climate change released by U.S. government agencies, said one lead author, David Fahey of the {{w|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration}}, the Trump Administration does not appear to have made an effort to block publication of the report or alter the wording describing its scientific findings, though there were some alterations to the description of U.S. policy with respect to the {{w|Paris Climate Accords}}.<!--Washington Post--> Fahey remarked, "I'm quite confident to say there has been no political interference in the scientific messages from this report...] Whatever fears we had weren't realized."<!--Washington Post-->

    Head of the {{w|United States Environmental Protection Agency|Environmental Protection Agency}} {{w|Scott Pruitt}} and Secretary of Energy [[Rick Perry]] have both said publicly that carbon dioxide does not cause much global warming.<!--Guardian-->

    Phil Duffy of the {{w|Woods Hole Research Center}} noted, "This is a federal government report whose contents completely undercut [the Trump Administration's] policies, completely undercut the statements made by senior members of the administration." President Trump has announced plans to withdraw the United States form the Paris Climate Accords, in which participating countries pledge to reduce carbon emissions, and to loosen federal laws regulating fossil fuels.

    The Climate Science Special Report is part of the fourth National Climate Assessment, the last of which was in 2014. The National Climate Assessments are required by a law passed by the [[United States Congress]] in 1990.<!--Washington Post for year-->

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    == Sources ==
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/03/trump-administration-releases-report-finds-no-convincing-alternative-explanation-for-climate-change/
    |title = Trump administration releases report finding ‘no convincing alternative explanation’ for climate change
    |author = Chris Mooney, Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
    |pub = The Washington Post
    |date = November 3, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/03/climate-change-report-us-government-contradicts-trump
    |title = US report finds climate change 90% manmade, contradicting Trump officials
    |author = [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = November 3, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause
    |title = Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause
    |author = Christopher Joyce
    |pub = National Public Radio
    |date = November 2, 2017
    }}


    ==External links==

    *{{source
    |url = https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf
    |title = Climate Science Special Report
    |author =
    |pub = U.S. Global Change Research Program
    |date = 2017<!-- added here November 8, 2017 -->
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  • “Science of Victory” – international project in memory of legendary Cus D’Amato

    Sovomimocd: Change view


    {{tasks|news|re-review}}{{United States}}
    {{date|November 5, 2017}}

    On Saturday, online marathon "Science of Victory" with more than 30 interviews with experts in the field of boxing and a lot of documentary newsreels, which was dedicated to the memory of the greatness personality, sports boxing trainer and manager, member of the International boxing hall of fame {{w|Cus D'Amato}}, has ended. The reason for organizing this international project is a book about the style of Cus D'Amato "Non-compromised Pendulum", because owing to his system this world has seen three world boxing champions: {{w|Mike Tyson}}, {{w|José Torres}} and {{w|Floyd Patterson}}.

    According to organizers of the event in the course of 10 days more than 30 experts in the field of boxing have united to bethink the unique personality of Cus D'Amato and his mysterious Peekaboo style in an online marathon. Among the speakers and participants who gave an official interview within the framework of the project were: World boxing Champion (GBU) Alina Shaternikova (Ukraine), Professor of Philosophy and Observer of the Wall Street Journal Ph.D. Gordon Marino, WBA Intercontinental Champion, IBO World Champion Vissia Trovato (Italy), the World kickboxing Champion Semen Poskotin (Germany), first boxing trainer of Klitschko brothers Vladimir Zolotarev (Ukraine), World Champion, Olympic champion boxing {{w|Patrizio Oliva}} (Italy), World boxing Champion {{w|Kiko Martínez}} (Spain), World boxing champion {{w|Silvio Branko}}, author, writer, one of the leading instructors in weapons and tactics in the US Professor Richard L. Wigginton (USA), Journalist, boxing commentator at Eurosport Jorge Lera, Russian sports journalist and TV commentator Alexander Belenky, Five-time World Champion in boxing among professionals {{w|Ahmed Kotiev}} and many other individuals who make a significant contribution to the development of professional boxing.

    The end date of the marathon was chosen not accidentally, the same day when the great trainer and figure Cus Damato left the world (November 4, 1985), it has been 32 years since that date. Cus was the first coach who introduced the scientific approach to boxing training system. And the results of an American coach with South Italian origins is very well known to all boxing fans - three world champions.

    The authors of the book "Non-compromised Pendulum" are the student of Cus D’Amato - {{w|Tom Patti}} and scientist, PhD Oleg Maltsev. As the founder and patron of the project Dr.Oleg Maltsev says: this book is a non-commercial project and by the end of 2017 it will be in public domain. It will be the first book in history of boxing which will shown the basic and general principles of Cus D'Amato's style, as a result of more than 20 years of reaserch Dr.Oleg Maltsev and reaserch cooperation with student of Cus D'Amato Tom Patti.

    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Sources ==
    *{{source
    |url =http://zlochiny.com/en/k2/am/item/403-non-compromised-pendulum-book-about-legendary-cus-damato.html
    |title ="NON-COMPROMISED PENDULUM". BOOK ABOUT LEGENDARY CUS D'AMATO
    |author =
    |pub ="Unsolved crimes"
    |date =November 5, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url =http://www.worldboxingnews.net/2017/11/01/news/online-marathon-dedicated-to-memory-of-legendary-trainer-cus-d-amato
    |title =Online marathon dedicated to memory of legendary trainer Cus D’Amato
    |author =RINGSIDE
    |pub =World boxing news (WBN)
    |date =November 1, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url =http://worldofmartialarts.pro/archives/1761
    |title =Доктор Олег Мальцев О Работе Над Книгой «Бескомпромиссный Маятник»
    |author =Maya Shnedovych
    |pub =World of martial arts
    |date =November 1, 2017
    |lang=ru
    }}
    *{{source
    |url =https://telegraf.com.ua/sport-cat/boks/3717372-nauka-pobezhdat-pamyati-legendarnogo-trenera-mayka-taysona-kasa-d-amato.html
    |title ="Наука побеждать": памяти легендарного тренера Майка Тайсона Каса Д'Амато
    |author =
    |pub =ТЕЛЕГРАФ
    |date =October 31, 2017
    |lang=ru
    }}
    *{{source
    |url =https://vringe.com/news/106961-mezhdunarodnyy-proekt-nauka-pobezhdat-pamyati-kasa-d-amato.html
    |title =Международный проект «Наука побеждать»: памяти Каса Д'Амато
    |author =
    |pub =vRINGe.com
    |date =October 30, 2017
    |lang=ru
    }}
    *{{source
    |url =https://www.boxen1.com/internationales-projekt-die-wissenschaft-des-sieges-24176/
    |title =Internationales Projekt «die Wissenschaft des Sieges»
    |author =Ebby Thust
    |pub =Boxen1
    |date =October 25, 2017
    |lang=de
    }}
    *{{source
    |url =http://worldofmartialarts.pro/archives/1645
    |title =Уникальный Международный Проект «Наука Побеждать»
    |author =Sergej Engelmann
    |pub =World of martial arts
    |date =October 16, 2017
    |lang=ru
    }}
    *{{source
    |url =http://noncompromisedpendulum.com/science-of-victory-2/
    |title =Science of victory
    |author =
    |pub =noncompromisedpendulum.com
    |date =
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  • Dwarf star sports giant planet, stymying astronomers

    Darkfrog24: how'd we miss THAT one?


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    In findings reported on Tuesday, an international team of astronomers discovered an [[exoplanet]], called {{w|NGTS-1b}}, revolving around {{w|M-dwarf}} star NGTS-1, that the team said does not fit existing notions of how stars and planets form. NGTS-1b is a {{w|gas giant}}<!-- if it is a gas giant, why did you use an ambiguous term like "an object" at the first place? -->, similar to [[Jupiter]] and of comparable volume and mass, but its parent star is about half the diameter and mass of the Sun, making this the most massive planet orbiting an M-dwarf ever discovered.<!--Eurekalert-->

    NGTS-1b, about 600 {{w|light years}} from the Earth, is so extremely close to its star that a revolution around its star takes only about 2.6 Earth days &mdash; 2.647298 ± 0.000020 &mdash; and its surface temperature is about 800 {{w|kelvin|K}}. The planet was discovered by observing periodic fluctuations in the star's apparent brightness as NGTS-1b passed in front of it. NGTS-1b's mass is less than Jupiter, about 0.812 {{w|Jupiter mass|M<sub>J</sup>}} (mass of Jupiter), but it has greater volume, with radius about 1.33 {{w|Jupiter radius|R<sub>J</sub>}} (radius of Jupiter). Its density was reported to be 0.42 {{w|gram|g}}&nbsp;{{w|centimetre|cm}}<sup>-3</sup> (with error: +0.59 to -0.28), meaning Jupiter, whose density is 1.326 g&nbsp;cm<sup>-3</sup>, is likely around thrice as dense as the exoplanet.

    "The discovery of NGTS-1b was a complete surprise to us," said lead author Doctor Daniel Bayliss of the {{w|University of Warwick}}, in {{w|England}}. "[S]uch massive planets were not thought to exist around such small stars. This is the first exoplanet we have found with our new NGTS facility and we are already challenging the received wisdom of how planets form."<!--Eurekalert-->

    The existing understanding of planetary formation, the team explained, says small stars can produce rocky planets but cannot pull in enough mass for larger, gaseous ones like NGTS-1b<!--FOX and the others-->. Based on the observations, NGTS-1's radius is 0.573±0.077 {{w|solar radius|R<sub>☉</sub>}} (solar radius) and using that value, astronomers calculated its weight to be about 0.598 {{w|solar mass|M<sub>☉</sub>}} (solar mass). The star's density is almost ten times of the gas giant, 4.4 (with error: +2.4 to -1.4) g&nbsp;cm<sup>-3</sup>. In comparison, the Sun's density is 1.409 g&nbsp;cm<sup>-3</sup>.

    The research team discovered NGTS-1b using the {{w|Next-Generation Transit Survey}} (NGTS), an array of telescopes physically located in [[Chile]]<!--BGR-->, which was designed to search for planets around bright stars. NGTS-1 is a relatively dim red M-dwarf, which are very common in the universe, of {{w|apparent magnitude}} 15.52 ± 0.08. University of Warwick professor Peter Wheatley, who runs the NGTS, said, "NGTS-1b was difficult to find, despite being a monster of a planet, because its parent star is small and faint. Small stars are actually the most common in the universe, so it is possible there are many of these giant planets waiting to be found."<!--Eurekalert-->

    To date, scientists have discovered only three gas giants which revolves around M-dwarf stars. The other two are Kepler-45b and HATS-6b which have masses 0.505 M<sub>J</sub> and 0.32 M<sub>J</sup> respectively.
    {{haveyoursay}}

    == Sources ==

    *{{source
    |url = http://bgr.com/2017/10/31/gas-giant-dwarf-star-discovery-ngts-research/
    |title = Massive 'monster planet' found orbiting puny star leaves astronomers stunned
    |author = Mike Wehner
    |pub = Boy Genius Report
    |date = October 31, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/uow-pd103117.php
    |title = 'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theory
    |author = University of Warwick
    |pub = Eurekalert
    |date = October 31, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/10/31/monster-planet-discovery-stuns-scientists.html
    |title = 'Monster' planet discovery stuns scientists
    |author =
    |pub = FOX News
    |date = October 31, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://arxiv.org/pdf/1710.11099v1.pdf|title=NGTS-1b: A hot Jupiter transiting an M-dwarf|pub=arXiv.org|date=October 31, 2017|author=Daniel Bayliss, Edward Gillen, Philipp Eigmüller, James McCormac, Richard D. Alexander,David J. Armstrong,Rachel S. Booth, François Bouchy, Matthew R. Burleigh, Juan Cabrera,Sarah L. Casewell, Alexander Chaushev, Bruno Chazelas, Szilard Csizmadia, Anders Erikson, Francesca Faedi, Emma Foxell, Boris T. Gänsicke, Michael R. Goad, Andrew Grange, Maximilian N. Günther, Simon T. Hodgkin, James Jackman, James S. Jenkins, Gregory Lambert, Tom Louden, Lionel Metrailler, Maximiliano Moyano, Don Pollacco, Katja Poppenhaeger, Didier Queloz, Roberto Raddi, Heike Rauer, Liam Raynard, Alexis M. S. Smith, Maritza Soto, Andrew P. G. Thompson, Ruth Titz-Weider, Stéphane Udry, Simon. R. Walker, Christopher A. Watson, Richard G. West, and Peter J. Wheatley (preprint, ''{{w|Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society}}'')}}
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  • Kazakhstan: President Nazarbaev signs decree to change Kazakhi characters from Cyrillic to Latin based script

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    {{date|October 30, 2017}}{{Kazakhstan}}
    On Friday [[Kazakhstan|Kazakh]] President [[Nursultan Nazarbayev]] signed a decree to change the country's official script for the {{w|Kazakh language}} from {{w|Cyrillic script}} to {{w|Latin script|Latin-based script}}. The president announced signing the decree on his official website.

    Per the decree, "a gradual transition of the Kazakh alphabet to the Latin-based script" is expected through 2025. Kazakh is currently written in a derived version of Cyrillic script, with their alphabet consisting of 42 characters, of which 33 characters which can be found in the [[Russia]]n language. The other nine characters are for sounds used in Kazakh. Asserting modernisation, the ministry of foreign affairs said, "[Latin] is used by approximately 70 percent of all countries, making it an essential part of communicating across the globe, especially in terms of technology, business, science and education".

    The language has been written in Cyrillic script for about 77 years, after it replaced Latin script in 1940, Back then, the modern-day Kazakhstan was part of the {{w|Soviet Union}}, and Latin script was used for Kazakh since 1929. Before that, Kazakh was written in {{w|Arabic language|Arabic}}.

    Countries like [[Azerbaijan]], [[Uzbekistan]] and [[Turkmenistan]], which also became independent after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, had switched from Cyrillic characters to Latin characters after gaining independence. In April, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been in power since the Soviet collapse in 1991, said, "By the end of 2017, after consultation with academics and representatives of the public, a single standard for the new Kazakh alphabet and script should be developed". He called using Cyrillic script "political".

    Cyrillic script is used to write the Russian language, the second official language of Kazakhstan. Russians form a large ethnic group in the country, and the 2009 census indicated about 85% of the Kazakh population were Russian-fluent, while about 62 percent of the population could speak and write in Kazakh fluently.
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    *{{source
    |url = http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/kazakhstan-switch-cyrillic-latin-alphabet-171028013156380.html
    |title = Kazakhstan to switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet
    |author =
    |pub = Al Jazeera
    |date = October 28, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.rferl.org/a/nazarbaev-signs-language-decree-latin-cyrillic/28819174.html
    |title = Nazarbaev Signs Decree On Kazakh Language Switch To Latin-Based Alphabet
    |author =
    |pub = RFE/RL
    |date = October 27, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://p.dw.com/p/2meJg
    |title = Kazakhstan to change from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet
    |author =
    |pub = Deutsche Welle
    |date = October 27, 2017
    }}
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    |title = Kazakhstan spells out plans for alphabet swap
    |author =
    |pub = Deutsche Welle
    |date = April 12, 2017
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    |title = Қазақ тілі әліпбиін кириллицадан латын графикасына көшіру туралы
    |author = Nursultan Nazarbaev
    |pub = Ak Orda
    |lang = kk
    |date = October 27, 2017
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  • Puerto Rico power company cancels $300 million Whitefish contract

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    At the request of [[Puerto Rico]] Governor {{w|Ricardo Rosselló}}, the {{w|Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority}} (PREPA) yesterday <!--Sunday--> announced it has cancelled a [[US$]]300 million contract with a [[Montana]]-based company called {{w|Whitefish Energy Holdings}} amid concerns it may have been awarded improperly and the prices may be unusually high<!--Guardian "gouging"-->. Whitefish was to have rebuilt parts of the [[United States]] commonwealth's energy infrastructure, which was recently destroyed when {{w|Hurricane Maria}} struck the island.<!-- it would be better to answer when -->

    According to Whitefish spokesperson Chris Chiames, Whitefish was "very disappointed" and may consider a lawsuit. He also said about 350 Whitefish employees have been working on Puerto Rico for the past month, and their efforts will restore power to much of {{w|San Juan, Puerto Rico|San Juan}} soon. He noted, "We will certainly finish any work that [PREPA] wants us to complete and stand by our commitments."<!--Chicago Tribune--> According to Governor Rosselló, Whitefish has already been paid eight million dollars.<!--Guardian-->

    The U.S. [[Federal Emergency Management Agency]] (FEMA) questioned whether the prices negotiated were reasonable and how Whitefish came to be awarded the contract. Whitefish is two years old, when the contract was signed only two people worked for it full-time, and it has connections to the current U.S. {{w|US Secretary of the Interior|Secretary of the Interior}}.<!--Guardian--> According to PREPA head Ricardo Ramos, FEMA approved the Whitefish deal, but FEMA officials said they did not.<!--Guardian-->

    Whitefish is based in the town of {{w|Whitefish, Montana|Whitefish}}, Montana, the hometown of {{w|Ryan Zinke}}, who is currently serving as U.S. Secretary of the Interior in the administration of the US President [[Donald Trump]]. Zinke and Andy Techmanski, Whitefish's chief executive, are acquaintances, and Zinke's son worked for Whitefish one summer. The founder of one of Whitefish's financial backers, HBC Investments, has made nontrivial campaign contributions to [[US Republican Party|Republicans]] and specifically to Trump.

    Zinke told the public, "I had absolutely nothing to do with Whitefish Energy receiving a contract in Puerto Rico[...] Any attempts by the dishonest media or political operatives to tie me to awarding or influencing any contract involving Whitefish are completely baseless."

    Zinke also posted online, "Only in elitist [[Washington DC]] would being from a small town be considered a crime."<!--Guardian-->

    The head of the U.S. [[US House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] {{w|United States House Committee on Natural Resources|natural resource committee}}, Republican {{w|Rob Bishop}}, has sent PREPA a letter requesting documentation of the deal and an explanation of the means by which it was made.<!--Guardian-->

    Maria Cantwell, a [[US Democratic Party|Democrat]] serving on the {{w|United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources|Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources}} called for "an investigation to determine how we got into this situation in the first place," saying "taxpayers should pay a fair rate for the emergency repairs Puerto Rico desperately needs, [...] not be gouged by Whitefish Energy or anyone else."<!--Guardian-->

    According to the ''[[Associated Press]]'', in one copy of the Whitefish contract, each employee would be paid a US$80 food allowance each day, and US$1000 each time they fly to or from the mainland U.S., with hourly pay rates for foremen, linemen and mechanics in the hundreds of dollars.<!--Guardian-->

    The federal control board in charge of Puerto Rico's finances recently said they had appointed retired {{w|US Air Force|Air Force}} Colonel Noel Zamot to oversee the restoration of Puerto Rico's power infrastructure, but Governor Rosselló said Puerto Rico's own government is responsible for the power company, which has debts in the billions.<!--Guardian-->

    The {{w|Saffir–Simpson scale|category 4}} Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico several weeks ago with high winds and intense rain. About 70% of Puerto Rico still has no electricity.

    Puerto Rico was colonized by [[Spain]]<!--USA Today--> and came under U.S. control in the {{w|Spanish-American War}} in 1898, along with [[Guam]] and the [[Philippines]]. Every person born in Puerto Rico is a United States citizen by birth. Puerto Rican residents do not participate in national elections, and have a non-voting representative in the U.S. congress. Mostly, they are exempt from {{w|Income tax in the United States|federal income tax}} but not other federal taxes.<!--USA Today-->

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    *{{wikinews|As shipping exemption expires, hurricane-torn Puerto Rico may face changes in relief from mainland United States|October 12, 2017}}

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    *{{source
    |url = http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-puerto-rico-whitefish-power-20171029-story.html
    |title = Puerto Rico says it's scrapping $300M Whitefish contract amid increased scrutiny
    |author = Danica Coto ({{w|Associated Press|AP}})
    |pub = Chicago Tribune
    |date = October 29, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/29/puerto-rico-governor-whitefish-power-contract-cancelled
    |title = Puerto Rico to cancel $300m power deal with Whitefish, Montana company
    |author = [[Associated Press|AP]]
    |pub = The Guardian
    |date = October 29, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://nypost.com/2017/10/29/puerto-ricos-power-chief-scraps-300m-whitefish-contract/
    |title = Puerto Rico's power chief scraps $300M Whitefish contract
    |author = Carl Campanile
    |pub = The New York Post
    |date =October 29, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/09/26/yes-puerto-rico-part-united-states/703273001/#
    |title = Yes, Puerto Rico is part of the United States
    |author = Alan Gomez
    |pub = USA Today
    |date = September 26, 2017
    }}
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  • CMHC: Housing market in Canada is highly vulnerable

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    {{Economy and business}}

    In a quarterly news release on Thursday, state-owned {{w|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation}} (CMHC) said {{w|Canada}}'s {{w|housing market}} is highly vulnerable, especially in {{w|Toronto}} and {{w|Hamilton, Ontario|Hamilton}} in {{w|Ontario}}, {{w|Vancouver}} and {{w|Victoria, British Columbia|Victoria}} in {{w|British Columbia}}, and {{w|Saskatoon}} in {{w|Saskatchewan}}. It also identified a growing concern of overbuilding in {{w|Calgary}} and {{w|Edmonton}} in {{w|Alberta}}.

    The release said Calgary and Edmonton, the largest and second largest cities in Alberta, have a large inventory of unsold homes. The CMHC expressed concern this may drive down prices of homes in the area.

    Vancouver, which is now reportedly less affordable than {{w|Manhattan}} in the {{w|US}}; Toronto; Victoria; and Hamilton were all assessed by the CMHC's quarterly report as highly overvaluated.

    The housing markets of {{w|Winnipeg}} in {{w|Manitoba}}, {{w|Ottawa}} in Ontario, {{w|Montreal}} and {{w|Quebec City|Quebec}} in {{w|Quebec}}, {{w|Moncton}} in {{w|New Brunswick}}, {{w|Halifax, Nova Scotia|Halifax}} in {{w|Nova Scotia}}, and {{w|St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador|St. John's}} in {{w|Newfoundland}}, were all assessed as low or moderate risk.

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    *{{source
    |url = https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/odpub/esub/64271/64271_2017_B02.pdf
    |title = Housing Market Outlook St. John's CMA
    |author =
    |pub = Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    |date = October 28, 2017 (date of access)
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/10/27/cmhc-identifies-5-canadian-housing-markets-as-highly-vulnerable_a_23258148/
    |title = CMHC Identifies 5 Canadian Housing Markets As 'Highly Vulnerable'
    |author = {{w|Canadian Press}}
    |pub = Huffington Post
    |date = October 27, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://globalnews.ca/news/3828140/growing-concern-about-overbuilding-of-homes-in-edmonton-cmhc/
    |title = 'Growing concern' about overbuilding of homes in Edmonton: CMHC
    |author = Phil Heidenreich
    |pub = Global News
    |date = October 27, 2017
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  • Rental unit overrun by maggots, mould and feces after city program fails landlord

    Ottawahitech: /* Sources */ +Review of Ottawa housing program flags shortfalls


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    {{date|October 29, 2017}}

    A battle is brewing between Ottawa city hall and residents of {{ w | Vanier, Ontario| Vanier}}, [[w: Ottawa| Ottawa]]. The city has recommended a zoning change to accomodate the building of a 350-bed $50-million facility in Vanier proposed by the Salvation Army, which aims to address the needs of homeless people. Residents who met yesterday, however, believe the Housing First approach should be maintained. This followed a CBC report about a landlord who suffered a large loss after renting to a formerly homeless [[w:tenancy|tenant]] through the Housing First Landlord Partnership Program.

    The landlord found his Vanier apartment has suffered thousands of dollars of damage and was littered with flies, maggots, garbage and feces. The landlord had agreed to lease the property to the tenant as part of the Housing First program run by the [[w:City of Ottawa|City of Ottawa]], [[Ontario]], [[Canada]], and the [[w:Salvation Army|Salvation Army]], meant to get Ottawa's homeless off the streets. The landlord claimed that the agents who invited him to participate in this program misrepresented the risks involved.

    The {{ w | landlord}}, Nitin Mehra, 32, said that the Salvation Army pitched the Ottawa Housing First Landlord Partnership Program (LPP) to him, saying if he allowed the homeless man to rent one of his units, they would send a {{ w | Caseworker (social work) | caseworker}} to check on him once a week and provide cleaning services. According to the Salvation Army, their sole duty is to match participants with landlords. The Salvation Army's brochure on the program reads "The Housing Case Managers conduct a minimum of one home visit per week."

    According to Mehra, he first learned something was wrong a few months into the lease, when an {{ w | appraiser}} reported a drop in the value of the building and asked if it had been a drug den. Mehra visited the apartment and found it covered with a "knee-deep" layer of garbage including rotten food mixed with maggots and flies. When Mehra contacted the {{w|Canadian Mental Health Association}} to speak with his tenant's caseworker, he found that the caseworker had never met the tenant, which the caseworker attributed to a large caseload.

    According to Mehra, in spring, a Salvation Army worker invited Mehra to participate in the LPP, but the only paperwork he signed was the lease and he was not provided with any other supporting paperwork.

    "It's a botched program," Mehra told the press. "The city's heart was in the right place, but they just did not execute it well at all." Tim Richter, the {{ w | CEO}} of Alliance to End Homelessness, said of this matter<!--Did he?-->, "These kind of incidents are exceedingly, exceedingly rare."

    Mehra asked the tenant to leave and then changed the locks. The tenant is now homeless again. "Awful, shameful, embarrassed," Mehra described the experience. "I kept up with my end of the bargain. I gave a safe, clean place to live. The city did not keep their end of the bargain at all. Now somebody's on the street and I'm embarrassed."

    According to Mehra, a contractor estimated the cost of cleaning the apartment alone would run to {{w|Canadian dollar|C$}}3500, not including repairs or replacement appliances, but no one has offered to pay the costs of repair. According to executive director of Canadian Mental Health Association's Ottawa branch, Tim Simboli, the tenant was the one responsible for the damage to the apartment.

    In the meantime a 350-bed project that is intended by the Salvation Army to include 140 emergency-beds located in Vanier, is being stalled at the planning stage by objections of {{ w | Vanier, Ontario| Vanier}} residents who believe the Housing First is the best solution to the homelessness problem.

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    == Sources ==

    *{{Source
    |url = http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-housing-first-program-self-assessment-1.4389535
    |author = Ashley Burke
    |pub = CBC News
    |title = Review of Ottawa housing program flags shortfalls
    |date = November 9, 2017
    }}

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/vanier-salvation-army-shelter-report-reaction-1.4376951
    |title = Vanier shelter report a sign Ottawa is 'going backwards,' critics say
    |author = Trevor Pritchard
    |pub = CBC News
    |date = October 29, 2017
    }}

    *{{source
    |url = https://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/7687755-watson-calls-for-review-of-housing-first-policy/
    |title = Watson calls for review of housing first policy
    |author = Jennifer McIntosh
    |pub = Ottawa Community News
    |date = October 27, 2017
    }}

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/multimedia/take-a-video-tour-of-an-ottawa-landlord-s-trashed-unit-1.4369734
    |title = Take a video tour of an Ottawa landlord's trashed unit
    |author =
    |pub = CBC News (on CBC’s Most Viewed list)
    |date = October 25, 2017
    }}

    *{{source
    |url = http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/multimedia/rental-unit-overrun-by-maggots-mould-and-feces-after-city-program-fails-landlord-1.4362256
    |title = Rental unit overrun by maggots, mould and feces after city program fails landlord
    |author = Ashley Burke
    |pub = CBC
    |date = October 25, 2017
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  • United States senator announces retirement, citing &quot;profoundly misguided&quot; party politics

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    {{date|October 27, 2017}}

    [[Arizona]] Senator [[Jeff Flake]] announced on Tuesday he will not seek reelection when his term in the {{w|US Senate|Senate}} is up next year, citing issues within the [[United States]] [[US Republican Party|Republican Party]] and with President [[Donald Trump]], whose behavior he called "reckless, outrageous, and undignified." The Trump administration said Flake had poor support among his constituency.

    In a speech on the floor of the Senate, Flake said, "The notion that one should stay silent as the norms and values that keep America strong are undermined and as the alliances and agreements that ensure the stability of the entire world are routinely threatened by the level of thought that goes into 140 characters &mdash; the notion that one should say and do nothing in the face of such mercurial behavior is ahistoric and," he said, "I believe, profoundly misguided."<!--CNN--> He later added on [[CNN]]'s ''{{w|The Lead with Jake Tapper|The Lead}}'', "It's difficult to move forward in a Republican primary if you have been critical of any of the behavior that's gone on[...] We Republicans certainly can't countenance that kind of behavior. We ought to stand up and say 'This is not right. This is not us. This is not conservative.'&thinsp;"<!--CNN-->
    [[File:Jeff_Flake_(30211279180).jpg|thumb|left|Senator Jeff Flake in 2016.{{image source|Gage Skidmore}}]]
    "Based on the lack of support he has from the people of Arizona, [retirement]'s probably a good move," {{w|White House Press Secretary}} {{w|Sarah Huckabee Sanders}} told the media.<!--CNN--> Recent polls showed Flake has limited popularity with Republicans in Arizona.<!--NBC-->

    Last year President Trump told other Arizona politicians he planned to personally spend [[US$]]10 million to see that Flake did not win the Republican primary,<!--CNN--> the intra-party election that names the party's official candidate.<!--source--> About two months ago Trump [[Twitter|tweeted]] in support of Flake's rival for the primary nod, {{w|Kelli Ward}}, "Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. He's toxic!"<!--NBC-->

    Republican Senators {{w|John McCain}} and {{w|Bob Corker}}, who have also been critical of President Trump, stood and clapped at the end of Flake's floor speech. Corker later called Flake a "real conservative." Republican Senator {{w|Susan Collins}} of [[Maine]] described herself as deeply disappointed by Flake's decision. Republican Senator {{w|John Cornyn}} and {{w|Democratic Party (US)|Democratic}} Senator {{w|Tim Kaine}} referred to it as "sad" and "depressing."

    Kaine commented, "When someone as good and decent a person as Jeff Flake does not think he can continue in the body, it's a very tragic day for the institution."<!--CNN-->

    Flake has recently published a book, ''Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle'', in which he criticizes what he sees as Trump's negative effect on the tone of United States politics. Politically, Flake has differed from President Trump on trade and immigration, specifically the {{w|Trans-Pacific Partnership}} and the {{w|North American Free Trade Agreement}}, with Flake in favor of both agreements and Trump against. Flake also co-authored a 2013 law that would have given undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship if it had passed.<!--Guardian Wednesday--> Trump is in the early stages of building a wall on the U.S.&ndash;{{w|Mexico}} border in an attempt to prevent people from entering the U.S. illegally and has issued three executive orders limiting immigration from specific countries, though these were later blocked.<!--NBC Oct 23 and Baltimore Sun-->

    United States senators serve six-year terms. One third of the Senate is elected or reelected every two years.<!--gonna call this one widespread-->

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    == Sources ==
    *{{source|url=https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/24/jeff-flake-retire-republican-senate-trump
    |pub=The Guardian
    |date=October 25, 2017
    |author=Sabrina Siddiqui
    |title=GOP Senator Jeff Flake attacks 'reckless, outrageous and undignified' Trump
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/politics/jeff-flake-retirement-arizona/index.html
    |title = Flake's speech burning Trump gets standing ovation from some Republicans
    |author = Eric Badner
    |pub = CNN
    |date = October 25, 2017
    }}
    *{{source
    |url = https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/arizona-republican-sen-jeff-flake-won-t-seek-reelection-dismayed-n813841
    |title = Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, Appalled by Trump, Won’t Seek Re-Election
    |author = Alex Seitz-Wald
    |pub = NBC
    |date = October 24, 2017
    }}
    *{{source|url=https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/see-all-8-prototypes-trump-s-big-beautiful-border-wall-n813346
    |title=See All 8 Prototypes for Trump's 'Big, Beautiful' Border Wall
    |pub=NBC
    |date=October 23, 2017
    |author=Jacob Soboroff and Adam Edelman
    }}
    *{{source|url=http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trumps-border-wall-prototypes-already-being-tested-by-illegal-immigrants/article/2638058
    |title=Trump's border wall prototypes already being tested by illegal immigrants
    |author=Gabby Morrongiello
    |date=October 19, 2017
    |pub=Washington Examiner
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    *{{source|url=http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-travel-ban-20171018-story.html
    |pub=Baltimore Sun
    |title=Trump travel ban: Third time is still no charm
    |author=
    |date=October 18, 2017
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    *{{source|url=https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/primary-elections-unscrambled
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