Government accused of trying to ‘silence’ flood-hit communities

The Government has been accused of trying to "silence" the voices of communities affected by severe flooding. Labour called for an independent review in order to learn the lessons following Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, including an assessment of the Government's response. But Shadow Environment Secretary Luke Pollard took aim

In a Texas chicken joint, Biden and onetime rival Buttigieg unite to stop Sanders

DALLAS (Reuters) – It was a scene that was hard to imagine just one week ago. Joe Biden, 77, and until Sunday his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination Pete Buttigieg, 38, appeared together before a tiny crowd in the Chicken Scratch restaurant in Dallas, where Buttigieg endorsed the former

Bloomberg to reassess campaign as ad blitz fails to win Super Tuesday voters

MIAMI (Reuters) – Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will reassess the future of his Democratic presidential campaign after his disappointing showing on Super Tuesday, but a campaign official said that did not mean his candidacy would end on Wednesday. “As our campaign manager said before the polls closed tonight,

Super Tuesday voters largely split into two camps: Bernie versus Biden – Edison Research

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The race for the Democratic nomination is effectively down to a tight two-way race after almost a third of U.S. states cast ballots on Super Tuesday, with front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders drawing support from sharply divergent groups. According to Edison Research exit polling, African Americans,

Parliament: First of coastal protection studies to start this year; Jurong Island, East Coast are priority areas

SINGAPORE – As Singapore fortifies itself against rising tides that threaten to swallow it up, the nation’s solutions and strategies will be based in science, with national water agency PUB taking the lead as the new national Coastal Protection Agency. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli told Parliament

Biden's Super Tuesday surge reboots Democratic presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the space of 24 hours, the Democratic presidential contest suddenly became a two-man race between former Vice President Joe Biden, whose campaign was floundering just a week ago, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the party’s liberal champion. Biden surged to victory in at least eight of

Parliament: More nature parks, park connectors as Singapore transforms into city in nature in next decade

SINGAPORE – Singapore will be transformed into a greener city in the next decade, with more plant life and nature integrated into urbanised areas. In the next 10 years, the National Parks Board (NParks) aims to transform Singapore from a “city in a garden” to a “city in nature”. Second

Parliament: Carrot-stick emissions scheme extended to commercial vehicles

SINGAPORE – Business owners who buy an electric commercial vehicle from April next year will receive a cash grant of $30,000, a move that is likely to nudge them away from diesel and towards electric vehicles. The Commercial Vehicle Emissions Scheme (CVES), which starts April next year for new and

'Refused/Angry/Republican': How 2020 text campaigns learn from voters' replies

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Brian Durst got a text message from the campaign of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the restaurant cook in Hawaii sent back a photo of himself wearing a ‘Trump 2020’ cap. Three minutes later, he got a reply from someone named Will from the

Tory fury at Budget ‘fuel duty rise’ plan which would ‘flip a V-sign’ at voters

Tory MPs have voiced their fury at claims the Budget will finally raise fuel duty next week – saying it would "flash V-signs" to voters who switched from Labour to the Tories. Campaigning MP Robert Halfon warned voters who "lent" their support to Boris Johnson in December could flip back