2018.08.12

News Headlines - 12 August 2018

Boston Globe, US newspapers to run editorial calling for end to 'dirty war' on press

The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a "coordinated response" to President Trump's escalating "enemy of the people" rhetoric.
"We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration's assault on the press and ask others to commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date," The Globe said in its pitch to fellow papers... As of Saturday, "we have more than 100 publications signed up, and I expect that number to grow in the coming days," Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe's deputy editorial page editor, told CNN.

Pioneer seeks lifeline with tie-up - The Japan News

Struggling car electronics maker Pioneer Corp. said Thursday it is in talks with companies including automotive parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp. to seek a tie-up.
Pioneer made the comment after media reports said it has approached Calsonic Kansei and others in hopes of forming a capital and business alliance to secure product development funds and rebuild its operations.

In Pursuit of Civility by Keith Thomas review – manners in early modern England | The Guardian

In truth, of course, standards of civility are changeable. As Keith Thomas points out in his wonderfully entertaining history, according to Giovanni della Casa, the 16th-century authority on polite behaviour, it was perfectly proper for the master of a household to relieve himself in front of his servants and inferiors. When King James I went out hunting all day, he similarly didn’t bother getting out of the saddle to answer calls of nature; and when parliament met in Oxford in 1665-6, Charles II’s courtiers left behind “their excrements in every corner, in chimneys, studies, coal-houses, cellars”.

Pink seagull spotted sitting above a shop in Barnstaple, Devon | Metro News

This bizarre pink bird isn’t some kind of new species, or a tropical bird that’s somehow ended up lost in Britain.
In fact, it’s actually a seagull that appears to have been spray painted a bright shade of pink.

Daddy Yankee: Despacito rapper 'robbed by impersonator' - BBC News

A thief impersonating Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee has reportedly stolen 2 million euros ($2.3m; £1.8m) worth of jewels from his hotel room in Spain.
Spanish paper Las Provincias reports a man posing as the performer, real name Ramon Luis Ayala, phoned staff at his Valencia hotel to open the room's safe.


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