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Creating unity

An interactive public artwork is taking shape in front  of Madeleine Clark Wallace Library with the participation of staff, faculty and students. Called the Unity Project, the artwork, based on a concept developed by artist Nancy Belmont, is a response to the divisive nature defining the current U.S. political climate, said Assistant Professor of Art Kelly Goff in announcing the effort. “Nancy’s hope for the project is to ‘raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and Read more […]

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Can Any Republicans Vote For Hillary Clinton?

There are three options for conservatives that I can understand and one that is totally unforgivable.  Many conservatives and quite a few Republicans (including many who are planning to vote for Trump) have serious reservations about Trump.  Trump is the most flawed candidate the GOP have nominated in my life time.  Concerns about Trump are in the following areas:  Trump recent foreign policy pronouncements including recent comments on Ukraine.  Trump failed to grasp that Read more […]


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Welcome to the Chinese Embassy

Protesters stand outside the Chinese Embassy in London ©Philip Robins/Newzulu/PA Images The Chinese government has hinted that if Britain does not give the go-ahead to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, then it will revise its future plans for investment in the UK. China is a part investor in the Hinkley project, along with the French government-owned company EDF and both are keen for the project to go ahead. But, as Prospect has reported the project is beset by problems Read more […]


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Tories under fire over bewildering and shambolic Hinkley C delay

  Labour has accused the government of sending the message that Britain can’t be trusted with large infrastructure projects, following the government’s announcement to delay a final decision on the nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point. ‘Ministers have claimed Britain is open for business after the referendum, but this delay could deter the investors we need to build a strong economy,’ commented shadow energy secretary Barry Gardiner. ‘This is an appalling signal Read more […]


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Looking for harmonization:specific regulation for the paper and cardboard sector

Cepi makes the voice of paper heard in Europe. Work has been going on for two years to harmonise legislation on papers and cardboard in contact with food.  The objective is to define single clear norms allowing an easier circulation of paper products EU-wide as well as the creation of a strong European single market. Creating a food contact that is finally able to speak the language of paper. This concept well summarizes the meaning of what the sector is trying to do, and achieve, in Europe Read more […]


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Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Sweden Among New Members of UN Security Council

Italy and the Netherlands have taken the unusual step of splitting the term of a UN Security Council seat. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine.By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2016 (IPS)Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden were elected on Tuesday to serve on the UN Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent members, while Italy and Netherlands have split the remaining contested seat.The UN General Assembly (UNGA) met to choose five new non-permanent members who will serve a two-year term starting Read more […]