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Brazil’s House speaker sees no need to weaken pension overhaul: media

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Congress should not water down a proposal to change pension rules in order to have it approved in coming months, House Speaker Rodrigo Maia said in separate newspaper interviews published on Sunday. Maia’s remarks to newspapers Folha de S. Paulo and O Globo contrast with President Michel Temer admission in an interview that he would weaken ...

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Parents need to stop kids bingeing on social media ‘like junk food’, children’s commissioner says

Launching a campaign to help parents manage their children’s internet use, she said it was essential that parents understood the importance of balancing their child’s time online, just as they would balance their diet. “Many children are using social media and the internet like sweets or junk food. Parents wouldn’t let their kids eat a double cheeseburger and fries every day, ...

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British media lay into Bolt’s farewell Gat-crasher

London – Justin Gatlin may have sensationally regained the world 100 metres title denying superstar Usain Bolt a golden farewell but like the crowd in the London Stadium the British press slammed the fact the former drugs cheat had gatecrashed the party. The 35-year-old American — the Olympic 100m champion in 2004 and world champion in 2005 (also winning the ...

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ASEAN organizers welcome bloggers to accredited media pool | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The organizers of the Association of the South East Asian Nations Ministerial Meeting have added bloggers to its list of accredited media. This was confirmed by lawyer and internet personality Bruce Rivera on a Facebook post, where he showed his media identification card indicating he was covering the event for “DDS”. Rivera, a known supporter of President ...

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Google and Facebook emerge as the new media barons

Opinion Global popularity of digital hangouts have created a much bigger potential audience for entertainment and news. 6 August 2017&nbsp12:11 A handful of big technology companies are becoming the next William Randolph Hearst and Walt Disney: They wield enormous power over what news and entertainment get made. In case you needed more evidence of the power of big tech in ...

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Parents urged to stop children bingeing on social media during holidays

A concern is that children are consuming time online, instead of developing their personal skills. Mario Tama / Getty The latest social media trends can be difficult for even millennials to keep up with. Nowadays, children are growing up as “digital natives,” surrounded by technology, meaning they are predominantly communicating online more and more. Parents have a responsibility to stop ...

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Can you trust the mainstream media? | Media

If any piece of video can stand for the spirit of the times, then this fevered, resentful summer of 2017 could well be summed up in a clip of west London activist Ishmahil Blagrove, a film-maker and member of Justice4Grenfell, dispensing a furious dressing-down to a Sky reporter sent to cover the aftermath of London’s most catastrophic fire in generations. ...

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Children ‘should not be allowed to use social media like gorging on junk food’ (From East Lothian Courier)

Parents should not allow their children to use the internet and social media “in the same way they would use sweets or junk food”, the Children’s Commissioner for England has warned. Anne Longfield said children should not be left to use their devices without “agreed boundaries” as she launched a guide to promote a positive relationship with technology. It is ...

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Is it time for the media to stop taking politics seriously? | Media

Curious incident on the Damascus road. Former chief-of-staff to Iain Duncan-Smith, former editor of the ConservativeHome website, former comment supremo and columnist at the Times starts Unherd.com – which believes, among other things, that there’s too much media focus on “politics, politics, politics rather than a rounded view of the other upstream and sometimes greater influences on our lives”. Because ...

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