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Q&A with Hong Kong's youngest legislator Nathan Law
Nathan Law Kwun-chung, a 23-year-old pro-independence candidate has just been elected to Hong Kong's legislature.
309 points by Al Jazeera English | Elections Civil disobedience Election Hong Kong Voting Voting system Approval voting Politics of Hong Kong
More than half of Americans oppose Trump’s travel ban: poll
American voters oppose President Trump’s executive order that bans travelers from seven mainly Muslim countries, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Voters reject the order — which bans travelers from Yemen, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and Libya for 90 days — by 51 percent to 46 percent, the Quinnipiac University poll says. Voters...
128 points by New York Post | President of the United States Approval voting Donald Trump Iraq Islam Voting system Syria The New Colossus
Future of Nexus pipeline still uncertain following resignation of federal commissioner
The inaction by a federal agency to approve a request to certify the Nexus pipeline before last Friday is seen as a victory by an anti-pipeline group. Residents opposed to the proposed Nexus pipeline have planted signs on their lawns, such as this one in Medina County. (Gus Chan / Plain Dealer)Michael Sangiacomo, The Plain Dealer  MEDINA, Ohio -- Inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in approving the proposed Nexus pipeline before one of the commissioners retired last week was good news to area residents who oppose the project. "This lack of action by the (FERC) commission can be viewed as confirmation on our position that there is no purpose or need for Nexus," said Paul Gierosky, co-founder of the Coalition to Reroute Nexus [CORN], a grassroots group of Medina, Lorain and Summit county landowners that oppose the 255-mile pipeline project. The pipeline would ship natural gas from eastern Ohio to Northern Michigan and Ontario, Canada. But Nexus spokesman Adam Parker said he's confident the project isn't dead. He said in an email that the company is committed to "placing the project in service in the fourth quarter of 2017. We are working with our contractors to ensure a safe and responsible construction plan is in place to achieve it." Nexus had hoped to start pipeline construction early this year and finish by November. Officials said they needed certification of the project in order to start and finish this year. The push to get certification began after news that FERC member Norman Bay was leaving the three-member commission and that a quorum was needed to approve the pipeline. Because no action was taken, certification will be delayed until a new commissioner is appointed and approved by congress, which could take months. CORN representatives said again Monday that every delay in approving the pipeline is a victory. "There is no need for Nexus in Ohio where they have one tiny customer (for the natural gas) representing 3 percent of the capacity of the project," Gierosky said. Last week, CORN asked FERC to deny a request by Nexus owners to fast-track approval of the project. CORN maintains the pipeline would cut through hundreds of private properties in Ohio and Michigan.
21 points by The Plain Dealer | Commissioner Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Medina County Ohio Greater Cleveland Michigan Approval voting Delay Need
Poll: About half of Americans say Trump policies moving too fast
Doug G. WareFeb. 2 (UPI) -- Nearly half of American citizens believe President Donald Trump is working too quickly in the White House, according to a new survey.
11 points by UPI | Barack Obama President of the United States United Press International United States Democratic Party Approval voting Inauguration of Barack Obama Donald Trump
IGT officials say Maryland lottery inflated $262 million contract
Maryland lottery officials inflated a $262 million, eight-year information technology contract for monitoring wagers to include kinds of internet gambling that aren’t allowed under state law, according to one of the losing bidders.
12 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Maryland Procurement Gambling United States Abraham Lincoln Approval voting Public relations Infrastructure