Bristol University spends £1 million on 'well-being advisers'

UK - Bristol University is spending £1 million on “well-being advisers” amid a raft of measures to counter growing concerns about mental health, following a recent spate of suspected student suicides. The university is hiring a team of 28 full-time mental health advisers and managers who will be embedded in academic departments and cater for the welfare needs of students. The move comes amid concern from parents about how their children will cope with settling in at university, and the pressures of student life. A report published last year said that some universities need to triple their funding for mental health services if they are to meet growing demand from students in need of support. The paper by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) think tank says the scale of the mental health problem among university students is “bigger than ever before”.

 
Theresa May threatens US with Trade War

UK - Theresa May has threatened a trade war with the US after it slapped punitive tariffs on British-built aircraft, casting doubt on a key plank of her Brexit strategy. The US Department of Commerce decided Bombardier aircraft, built in Northern Ireland, should be subject to 219 per cent import duty after the American aviation giant Boeing complained that Bombardier had been given unfair state aid.

Merkel’s days as German Chancellor are numbered

GERMANY - The rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) dominates the headlines, but the most significant outcome of the German election is that Angela Merkel’s days as Chancellor are probably numbered. This has grave implications for Europe and the wider world.

Intrigue swirls anew in court of Pope Francis

VATICAN - New claims about mismanagement of the Catholic Church's finances and vitriolic attacks on Pope Francis from hardline traditionalists offer a keyhole glimpse of in-fighting simmering behind closed doors at the Vatican, experts say. The two issues have generated a flurry of headlines in recent days, sending commentators scrambling to explain their significance for the Argentine pontiff and his battle to reform both the way the Church is governed and its message. Three months after he suddenly quit as the Vatican's auditor general, Libero Milone broke his silence at the weekend to claim Vatican officials had conspired to block his access to Francis because "they didn't want me telling him about some of the things I'd seen."

 
We Get Sick, They Get Rich

USA - Our current health care system in the United States works just fine — for the corporate executives who run it. Take, for instance, Michael Mussallem, the CEO at Edwards Lifesciences — a California-based company that makes heart valves and assorted other medical devices. Since 2010, Mussallem has pocketed an astounding $246 million in compensation. Actually, astounding might not be the right word here. In the health care industry, colossally large paychecks for top executives have become standard operating procedure. In fact, four health industry CEOs have made more than Mussallem since 2010. One made much more. John Martin, the former top executive of the pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences, has collected $863 million over the past seven years.

 
Israeli Business: Dishonesty is Expected

ISRAEL - We’ve heard the phrase, “all’s fair in love and war.” Well, in Israeli business, profit is all that matters. This is the meaning of the common Hebrew phrase, “shitat matzliach,” literally, “when it comes to succeeding, anything goes.” Deception and misinformation are hallmarks of the Israeli business model whether conducted at home or abroad.

The imperial consensus: Invest in the Bundeswehr

GERMANY - Ranging from the ecology-liberal spectrum of the German establishment, through the social democrat and conservative milieus all the way to the nationalist circles of the AfD, there is an overarching consensus in the demand for significant arms buildup of the Bundeswehr.

Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies CSU threaten rightward shift

GERMANY - The Christian Social Union (CSU) was one of many old German parties to suffer at the hands of the AfD in the election. But Merkel's Bavarian sister party has another problem — an upcoming state election at home. Among the many earthquakes in Germany's political landscape triggered by the German election was the destruction of a decades-old dictum once uttered by the Christian Social Union's (CSU) most famed leader Franz Josef Strauss: "There must be no democratically legitimate party right of the CSU."

Macron threatens to launch BREAKAWAY EU group

FRANCE - Emmanuel Macron today outlined his aims to take the reigns of the European Union (EU) with a "decisive" Franco-German partnership as he revealed his plans to launch a breakaway group dedicated to the "re-foundation of Europe". The French President is pushing for more economic harmonisation in the EU as he warned the embattled bloc is "more fragile than ever." 

Colleges Coddle Students with Ball Pits to Provide ‘Emotional Safety’

USA - Institutions of higher education around the country are providing students with ball pits, typically used by young children, to help relieve the stress of college. As a part of an ongoing trend, colleges and universities around the country are setting up ball pits as a means of providing their students with “emotional safety.”

Doomsday Rescheduled

USA - After September 23 came and went without a rogue planet crashing into the Earth, some might think Christian numerologist David Meade would be out of the doomsday prediction business. But, lo and behold, the self-proclaimed “researcher” now says the end of the world is still on, it’s just been moved to October.

It’s A National Bonfire

USA - Fans All Over America Are Burning Jerseys To Show Their Anger With The NFL. Does the NFL actually think that it can go to war with the national anthem and the American flag and win?  Many are trying to frame this controversy as a “protest against Trump”, but the truth is that owners, coaches and players can speak out against President Trump any time that they want.  They have huge platforms and the mainstream media would soak up every word. 

Hurricane Maria’s Devastating Toll On Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO - In some communities, 80 to 90 percent of homes have been completely destroyed. Authorities are still assessing the toll exacted by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico this week, but it’s certain that the damage inflicted has been both massive and is likely to grow. “We still don’t have a lot of information,” Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló told CNN Wednesday night. “We’re virtually disconnected in terms of communications with the southeast part of the island.”

Disrespecting The National Anthem And The American Flag Are Not Legitimate Forms Of Political Protest

USA - This is going to backfire on the left in a major way.  On Sunday, more than a hundred NFL players knelt during the playing of the national anthem.  It was obviously an attempt to make some sort of public statement about President Trump, but it was an exceedingly poor way to go about doing that.  Because our young people are not even taught about the importance of our national anthem and our national flag in school, most of these players didn’t even understand what they were doing. 

Weakened Merkel hit by nationalist 'earthquake'

GERMANY - Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard-right AfD in the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II. But in a bombshell for the German establishment, the anti-Islam, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) captured around 13 percent, catapulting it to become the country's third biggest political force. Commentators called the AfD's strong performance a "watershed moment" in the history of the German republic. The top-selling Bild daily spoke of a "political earthquake". AfD supporters gathered at a Berlin club, cheering as public television reported the outcome, many joining in a chorus of the German national anthem.

 
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