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This election has upended British politics. A strange new landscape is revealed | Rafael Behr


Tribal loyalties and political certainties are falling away, but the Conservatives have been felled by a determined coalition

Elections do not change countries overnight. They reveal changes that were hidden – or visible but neglected – beneath layers of political complacency and cultural habit. The seismic event that has delivered Labour a vast haul of seats tells of tectonic pressure that started building long before Rishi Sunak’s rain-sodden campaign launch six weeks ago, in what already feels like a distant land.

Although opinion polls made a Conservative defeat look inevitable, there is a difference between forecasting regime change and waking up in a Britain that has dispatched scores of Tory MPs to political oblivion and chosen Keir Starmer to be prime minister with a commanding majority.

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Fatima Payman walked a path familiar to many of us – work within a system or disrupt it from the outside | Sisonke Msimang


The senator’s actions have been a reminder that if we allow it to be, speaking truth to power is the most powerful gift multiculturalism can give

Senator Fatima Payman has cut a lonely figure in the past week. The first-time senator has spoken with a clarity that is rare among politicians from the major parties. Having found her voice dissenting from her party’s tepid position on Palestine, Payman seems to have hit her stride. Her departure from the Labor party is no surprise, but as the decision loomed, it was clear that she had resonated with communities with strong ties to Palestine.

Since October last year, the Labor party has tried to walk a cautious path in the face of unfolding atrocities in Gaza. As Sarah Schwartz, executive officer of the Jewish Council of Australia, wrote this week: “While our government has called for a ceasefire, they refuse to name Israel’s crimes or take the material action many have called for under international law including implementing sanctions and throwing our weight behind a global arms embargo.”

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Labour Landslide


Keir Starmer will be Britain’s next prime minister with his Labour Party set to win a massive majority in a parliamentary election, an exit poll on Thursday indicated, while Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives are forecast to suffer historic losses. President Joe Biden admitted in a radio interview that he “screwed up” his presidential debate against Republican candidate former President Donald Trump. We talk to political consultant Matt Klink of Klink Campaigns. And the United States celebrates its independence in the annual 4th of July festivities.

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Артиллеристы уничтожили бронеавтомобиль ВСУ на ореховском направлении


Экипаж и пехота ВСУ, находившиеся внутри машины, уничтожены.

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Чернокожие наемники ВСУ устроили в ДНР стрельбу по окнам мирных жителей


По словам беженца из Дзержинска, наемники стали закидывать подвал с людьми шумовыми гранатами, стрелять по нему, сделали выстрел из РПГ.

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Стало известно, как быстро очистить сосуды от холестерина


Высокий уровень холестерина при отсутствии лечения может вызвать фатальные риски. Поэтому очень важно следовать рекомендациям специалистов и вести здоровый образ жизни. А одним из решений проблемы может быть овощ, который мы на самом деле очень любим! Для тех, кто задается вопросом о том, как снизить холестерин, эксперты рекомендуют регулярно употреблять это растение, которое поистине является источником исцеления. Вот подробности…

Повышенный холестерин – это наличие в крови большого количества жирного вещества, называемого холестерином. Его избыток может вызвать закупорку кровеносных сосудов. Это важный фактор, повышающий вероятность возникновения проблем с сердцем и развития инсульта.

Высокий уровень холестерина, связанный, как правило, с образом жизни, обусловлен такими процессами, как употребление слишком жирной пищи, недостаточное количество физической нагрузки и избыточный вес. Поэтому для снижения холестерина врачи рекомендуют пациентам перейти на более здоровое питание.

Во всей этой системе питания некоторые продукты оказывают большее действие на высокий холестерин.

В этом отношении особенно полезна бамия.

На самом деле бамия представляет собой семенную коробочку растения, и, хотя с научной точки зрения она классифицируется как фрукт, в основном ее употребляют в пищу как овощ.

Для снижения холестерина эксперты рекомендует включить бамию в повседневный рацион вместо углеводов, таких как картофель.

Научные исследования показывают, что бамия способна снизить высокий уровень холестерина. Растение может быть эффективным решением в борьбе с холестерином ЛПНП, также известным как “плохой холестерин”.

Содержащиеся в ней полифенолы играют важную роль в контроле уровня холестерина. Чтобы воспользоваться этими преимуществами, диетологи также рекомендуют употреблять такие овощи, как баклажаны, что поможет защитить здоровье ваших кровеносных сосудов.

В состав бамии входит полифенол, известный как изокверцетин. Это вещество способно снизить и даже полностью исключить риск инсульта и болезней сердца.

Бамия – популярный ингредиент ближневосточной, индийской, бразильской, шри-ланкийской кухонь.

По сравнению с другими овощами и фруктами бамия содержит больше клетчатки, белка, витамина В6 и фолиевой кислоты, которые помогают контролировать уровень холестерина.

Бамию можно приготовить на гриле в качестве гарнира, запечь в духовке либо потушить.

Различают “хороший” и “плохой” холестерин. Наличие “хорошего” холестерина, известного как липопротеины высокой плотности, снижает риск инсульта и сердечных заболеваний.Однако липопротеины низкой плотности, или “плохой” холестерин, становятся более опасными в этом отношении.

Высокий уровень холестерина может быть следствием программы питания, недостатка физических упражнений, лишнего веса, а также курения и употребления алкоголя.

Помимо бамии, холестерин снижают следующие продукты:

  • жирная рыба, такая как скумбрия и лосось;
  • коричневый рис;
  • цельнозерновой хлеб;
  • орехи и полезные семена;
  • овощи и фрукты.

Необходимо избегать фастфуда, ультраобработанных продуктов и продуктов, содержащих животные жиры.


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Parent Company of Saks Fifth Avenue to Buy Rival Neiman Marcus, as Department Stores Struggle


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The parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue has signed a deal to buy upscale rival Neiman Marcus Group, which owns Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores, for $2.65 billion, with online behemoth Amazon holding a minority stake.

The new entity would be called Saks Global, which will comprise the Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks OFF 5TH brands, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, as well as the real estate assets of Neiman Marcus Group and HBC, a holding company that purchased Saks in 2013.

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HBC has secured $1.15 billion in financing from investment funds and accounts managed by affiliates of Apollo, and a $2 billion fully committed revolving asset based loan facility from Bank of America, which is the lead underwriter, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, and Wells Fargo.

The deal comes after months of rumors that the department store chains had been negotiating a deal. But the twist is Amazon’s minority stake, which adds “a bit of spice” to an otherwise anticipated pact, according to Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData, a research firm.

The pact was announced Thursday after months of rumors that the department store chains had been negotiating a deal.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the impending deal Wednesday.

“For years, many in the industry have anticipated this transaction and the benefits it would drive for customers, partners and employees,” said Richard Baker, HBC executive chairman and CEO in a statement. “This is an exciting time in luxury retail, with technological advancements creating new opportunities to redefine the customer experience, and we look forward to unlocking significant value for our customers, brand partners and employees.”

Both Saks and Neiman Marcus have struggled as shoppers have been pulling back on buying high-end goods and shifting their spending toward experiences, like travel and upscale restaurants. The two iconic luxury purveyors have also faced stiffer competition from luxury brands, which are increasingly opening their own stores. The deal should help reduce operating costs and create more negotiating power with vendors.

Saks Fifth Avenue currently operates 39 stores in the U.S., including its Manhattan flagship. In early 2021, Saks spun off its website into a separate company, with the hopes of expanding that business at a time when more people were shopping online.

Current Saks.com CEO Marc Metrick will become CEO of Saks Global, leading Saks Global’s retail and consumer businesses and driving the strategy to improve the luxury shopping experience.

Neiman Marcus filed for bankruptcy protection in May 2020 during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic but emerged in September of that year. Like many of its peers, the privately held department store chain was forced to temporarily close its stores for several months.

Meanwhile, other department stores are under pressure to keep increasing sales.

Storied Lord & Taylor announced in late August 2020 it was closing all its stores after filing for bankruptcy earlier that month. It’s operating online. Macy’s announced in February of this year that it will close 150 unproductive namesake stores over the next three years including 50 by year-end.

Consumers have proven resilient and willing to shop even after a bout of inflation, though behaviors have shifted, with some Americans trading down to lower-priced goods.

A deal between the two luxury retailers does not resolve all the issues, especially when high-end shoppers are looking to buy luxury goods online or at luxury brands’ own stores, Saunders said.

“As a larger entity, negotiating power will be a little better with the brands, but even a combined chain would not match the heft and power of the global luxury conglomerates, which would still hold most of the cards,” Saunders said. “As such, there is a risk that the deal might end up creating an even bigger headache for Saks.”

Saunders noted that Amazon’s stake in the business makes sense, as it has ambitions to play more heavily in the luxury arena. The release noted that Amazon will work with Saks Global in innovating the shopping experience. Saunders said Amazon could use its ability to streamline logistics and e-commerce and create an advantage for the new entity in a market where online shopping has become more important to shoppers — especially younger ones, which both chains need to do more to attract, he said.

Saks Global will also include HBC’s U.S. real estate assets and Neiman Marcus Group’s real estate assets, creating a $7 billion portfolio of retail real estate assets in top-tier luxury shopping destinations. Ian Putnam, currently president and CEO of HBC Properties and Investments, will become CEO of Saks Global Properties and Investments, which will manage the company’s portfolio of assets.

Both Metrick and Putnam will report to Mr. Baker, who will serve as executive chairman of Saks Global.


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Глава Минобороны Британии Шаппс потерял место в парламенте


Грант Шаппс признал победу лейбористов на выборах.

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Муфтий КЧР Бердиев: все муфтияты КЦМСК разделяют временный запрет никаба


Это решение распространяется на все муфтияты, входящие в организацию.

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Baza: девочка умерла в больнице после атаки ВСУ на Приморско-Ахтарск


Украинские военные атаковали Краснодарский край в ночь на 5 июля с помощью беспилотников самолетного типа.