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FC Cincinnati signs purchase option for large number of West End properties

structural racism at its worst fc-cincinnati*100xx564-563-0-160.pngFC Cincinnati is seeking the right to acquire a major swath of land and properties from the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority for a potential stadium site in the West End.

The club made its request on Jan. 16 and has signed a proposal for the vacant former Laurel Homes site in the southwest corner of Ezzard Charles Drive and John Street, formerly a staging area for construction of the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar. But the option does not stop there. It includes other properties north…

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Chile president-elect reveals hardline cabinet with ties to Pinochet

What a bad turn for Chile

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  • Conservatives to join Sebastian Piñera, who campaigned as centrist
  • New interior minister was vocal supporter of Pinochet’s dictatorship

Chile’s president-elect, the billionaire businessman Sebastian Piñera, has unveiled a new hardline cabinet, including prominent conservative figures and some politicians once closely aligned with the Pinochet dictatorship.

The new interior minister, Andres Chadwick, was a vocal supporter of August Pinochet during his 1973-1990 regime, which named him president of the Catholic University Students Federation.

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Germaine Greer criticises ‘whingeing’ #MeToo movement

Being well-known and well paid enables one to be dismissive who are neither well known or well to do?

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Author says women should react immediately to abuse, and historical claims will result in ‘OJ Simpson trial all over again’

Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen have found an unlikely defender in the influential feminist Germaine Greer, who has criticised the “whingeing” #MeToo movement.

In an interview with Australian media before she was named Australian of the year in London, Greer said she had “always wanted to see women react immediately” when they were faced with sexual abuse or harassment.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership revived after 11 nations agree to trade deal – without US

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Canada coaxed back after lobbying by Japan and Australia, while door left open for Washington

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which had been on life support since Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the US a year ago, has finally been resuscitated.

The 11 remaining countries are expected to sign an amended agreement on 8 March in Chile, Australia’s trade minister, Steve Ciobo, has confirmed.

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My bedroom is a phone-free zone and I feel so much better for it

Laughable – really. After a trend starts, all editors ask writers and other editors to begin looking for counter trend stories. When trend is just beginning, they want as many trendy stories as possible.

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I get more and better sleep, feel less anxiety and even get out of bed quicker – and it’s all because social media sucks

I never quite fell in love with smartwatches, but I do credit my brief time with one for sparking the most positive change to my life for years: relegating my smartphone to the hallway.

With only one plug socket by my bed, and no space for an adaptor, I had to choose one device to win the hallowed bedside charging position. Thanks to my desire to eke out one final hour of standing time to goose my activity tracking, the watch won.

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