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Report shows how extensively this country fails vulnerable children

Yesterday the UK’s Children’s Commissioners published a joint report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. It makes very grim reading. If a child is poor, bullied, suffers mental ill health, gets involved with the criminal or immigration systems or suffers the effects of domestic violence, this country simply does not provide them with what they need. 556 more words

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Phil Ivey Tightens Up, Jennifer Tilly Plays Loose in Aria Super High Roller Cash Game

I spent a great deal of time watching the first day of the Aria Super High Roller Cash Game on Twitch and on the TV set in person at the Aria. 380 more words

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Is the Poker Community Overreacting to the Brian Hastings Cheating Scandal?

Apparently, the poker community is full of Mother Teresa’s. I’m a die-hard baseball fan – probably the biggest baseball fan you’ll ever meet. And, obviously, I love me some poker. 451 more words

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Is the BRICS Bank an Alternative for Greece?

By Konstantinos Myrodias and Panos Chatzinikolaou

Over the past few weeks speculations have been circulating over Greece’s potential accession to the New Development Bank established by the BRICS-Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. 867 more words

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The big thing that worries me if Tim Farron is elected leader

If Tim Farron is elected leader on 16th July, it’ll be a huge thing for me to deal with. A rite of passage, even. For the first time, a leader of the Liberal Democrats will be younger than me. 1,898 more words

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No, Coal is NOT the Fix-All Solution to Energy Poverty

Pope Francis’ papal encyclical on climate change and the environment, titled “On the Care of Our Common Home“, was released last Thursday, recognizing climate change as a moral issue (the poor will suffer the most from a changing climate), while also calling on political leaders to replace fossil fuels with less-polluting sources of energy. 1,030 more words

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Why are Daily Fantasy Sports Websites Legal but Online Poker Isn't?

I’m as big of a die-hard sports fan as you’ll ever find, but I’m not really big into fantasy sports. However, I’ve paid a bit of attention to DraftKings and FanDuel recently and am quite intrigued by these daily fantasy sports sites. 390 more words

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