2017.08.18

News Headlines - 18 August 2017

Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run - The New York Times

Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election by embracing their shared nationalist impulses, departed the White House on Friday after a turbulent tenure shaping the fiery populism of the president’s first seven months in office.

India @ 70: BBC Radio 4 airs ‘dramatisation’ of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children | Hindustan Times

BBC Radio 4 paid a special tribute to India’s Independence on Monday night by broadcasting a seven-part “dramatisation” of author Salman Rushdie’s 1981 Booker prize winning novel Midnight’s Children. The first episode was aired just before midnight on the eve of the anniversary of India’s 70th Independence Day. The rest of the episodes, of differing lengths, would be aired on BBC Radio 4 through August 15.

Budget cuts fuel frustration among Japan’s academics : Nature

RIKEN’s budget has been cut by more than 20% over the past 10 years. In response, the BSI has reduced its number of principal investigators from 61 to 41 over that period.
Japan’s universities are in similar straits. Following reforms in 2004, their budgets have declined by 1% every year. The move was meant to make universities more responsive to strategic initiatives and more competitive, by aligning their research with industrial or military needs. But it has triggered other, less positive changes. The universities stopped hiring professors. New staff are brought in as contract employees, who flit from grant to grant to stay afloat.

Kei Nishikori is latest injury victim as wrist problem ends his season

Kei Nishikori has become the latest leading player to announce he will miss the rest of the season because of injury.
The world No. 9 withdrew from this week's Masters event in Cincinnati with a right wrist problem and scans have revealed a tear in one of the tendons.

London's female wrestling scene boosted by Netflix show 'Glow' | Reuters.com

There has been more interest in female wrestling and a clearer sense of what it involves since hit Netlfix show 'Glow' came out


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