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REFILE-UPDATE 1-BoE suspects November policy decision was leaked to Sun newspaper

(Fixes typo in dollar conversion in paragraph 2)

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Monday that he suspected the central bank’s most recent policy decision on Nov. 5 was leaked to the Sun, and that the newspaper’s report was not simply speculation presented as fact.

Hours before the BoE unexpectedly expanded its bond purchase programme by 150 billion pounds ($200 billion), the Sun reported the BoE would take this action, in an article that also revealed some of finance minister Rishi Sunak’s spending plans.

“What we have to assume is that it was a leak and we therefore have to try to get to the bottom of it,” Bailey told parliament’s Treasury Committee at a regular hearing, adding that an investigation was underway.

Bailey had previously been less clear about whether he viewed the report as being based on an unauthorised leak, or

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Detroit’s Major Newspaper Calls on Michigan to Certify Election Results Now, as State GOP Pushes for Delay

One of Michigan’s most prominent newspapers has called on the state’s Board of Canvassers to certify the election results, as the state’s Republicans continue to push for delays without providing any evidence of widespread fraud.



Sean Levert sitting on a sidewalk: David Woods sells the Sunday Detroit Free Press on Livernois and Seven Mile Road announcing that Joe Biden has been declared president-elect on November 8 in Detroit, Michigan


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David Woods sells the Sunday Detroit Free Press on Livernois and Seven Mile Road announcing that Joe Biden has been declared president-elect on November 8 in Detroit, Michigan

Laura Cox, the chair of the Michigan Republican Party, and Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, sent a letter Saturday to the Michigan’s State Board of Canvassers to “adjourn for 14 days” to allow an audit of Wayne County’s election results. Despite multiple lawsuits and claims from President Donald Trump’s campaign alleging widespread fraud in Michigan and Wayne County, no evidence has emerged.

“Enough, already. The fanciful conspiracy theories have been debunked,” the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press

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Just reading his newspaper and minding his own business — in other people’s driveways: Hunting Valley Police Blotter

HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio

Suspicion: Cedar Road

A resident reported shortly after noon on Nov. 14 that there was a Honda parked in their shared driveway with an unidentified man inside reading a newspaper. When asked if someone could help him, he said no and then left to go park in someone else’s driveway, before leaving the area. The call to police came about 15 minutes afterward and the driver could not be located.

Property damage: Whisperwood Drive

Likely resulting from high winds on Nov. 15, a fallen tree struck a house and broke, leaving a hole in the roof, along with other minor damage. No one was home at the time it was reported, just before 7 p.m.

Tree down: Fairmount Boulevard

An officer was attempting to remove a large tree branch from the roadway with a crew from the village Service Department en route around 7:15 p.m. on

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New GOP Florida House Speaker Blasted by Home State Newspaper Editorial Board After First Speech

Florida’s new Republican House Speaker Chris Sprowls was blasted by the Orlando Sentinel‘s editorial board following his first speech on Tuesday.



a sign above a store: The 120 members of the Florida State House of Representatives attend a special session 12 December, 2000 aimed at drafting a resolution that would go to the State's Senate to appoint the Florida State presidential electors in Tallahassee, Florida.


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The 120 members of the Florida State House of Representatives attend a special session 12 December, 2000 aimed at drafting a resolution that would go to the State’s Senate to appoint the Florida State presidential electors in Tallahassee, Florida.

The editorial began by saying, “Chris Sprowls’ first speech as speaker of the Florida House Tuesday was a loooong one, covering subjects that ranged from patriotism to law and order to social media misbehavior.”

“And yet, in the course of nearly 5,000 words—the length of some State of the Union speeches—the speaker didn’t once utter the word ‘unemployment.’,” the editorial said. “It was a glaring omission in a state with a 7.6% unemployment rate and a disastrous payment system that failed hundreds of thousands of out-of-work

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Meghan Markle Admits ‘Finding Freedom’ Contribution; Newspaper Alleges Duchess Breached Own Privacy

KEY POINTS

  • Meghan Markle admitted that she told her story to someone who passed it on to the “Finding Freedom” authors
  • The duchess intervened when “Finding Freedom” was still in the works because she was worried about her father’s narrative
  • Markle wanted to share her own version of the story to prevent further misrepresentation

Meghan Markle contributed to “Finding Freedom” by telling her version of the story to someone who then communicated it to the authors, according to a report.  

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex denied any contribution to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s book about them. However, in new court documents obtained by The Telegraph, the duchess admitted to passing information to the authors of “Finding Freedom” because she was worried about “her father’s narrative.” 

Markle was concerned about her dad Thomas Markle Sr. claiming that she abandoned him and cut off any contact with him. She didn’t

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BQE Named Best of Products 2020 by The Architect’s Newspaper

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BQE Software, Inc., a leader in project management and accounting solutions for architects and other professional services firms, was recognized in late September as a Best of Products 2020 by The Architect’s Newspaper, a leading publication for news and cultural reporting on the built urban environment. The publication takes submissions each year for products and services for the industry and selects winners based on innovation, aesthetic, performance, and value to their readership. BQE CORE ARCHITECT was chosen as the winner for the Planning & Management Software category.

The BQE CORE ARCHITECT software platform and mobile app helps architectural firms with time and expense tracking, billing, project and budget tracking, accounting, and project management. The solution gives architectural firms the capability to easily track time and budgets, predict profitability, and manage invoices and percent-complete billing processes.

“Our mission is to continue

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Greek Tabloid Newspaper Compares Pfizer CEO to Nazi Doctor

Makeleio, a Greek tabloid newspaper, compared the CEO of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, who is Jewish, to Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele in a series of articles following Pfizer’s announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine.

On November 9, Pfizer announced that it had developed a vaccine with a preliminary efficacy rate of more than 90%; the next day, the front page of  Makeleio juxtaposed a photograph of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, a Greek national, with a photo of Mengele behind him, according to The Algemeiner. The article accused Bourla of feeding “poison” to the world with the vaccine in order for the “Greek Jew” to enrich himself. In a subsequent article, the newspaper doubled down on its “Greek Jew” slur and accused Bourla of working for “the Israeli Council.”

Jewish groups denounced Makeleio.

“This outrageous antisemitic front page by the Greek tabloid Makeleio compares Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla with the Nazi Joseph

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Newspaper clip from 1963 reveals how people felt about having a female President

  • A clipping from a November 1963 issue of the Minneapolis Tribune has gone viral on Twitter
  • People on the street were asked: ‘Would a woman be a good president?’
  • Two men and two women both emphatically said no, saying men are more ‘responsible’ and women ‘give in’ too easily’
  • Only one respondent, a Wisconsin man named Vern Hause, seemed to be OK with it, saying they’d do no worse than some male Presidents
  • Vern is being lauded for his ‘cynical, begrudging wokeness’ and being ahead of his time 

A decades-old old newspaper clipping reveal how people in Minnesota felt about the idea of a female president 57 years ago.

The clip, which comes from a November 1963 issue of the Minneapolis Tribune, poses a question to three men and two women: ‘Would a woman be a good president?’

Four of the respondents — including both of the women — emphatically

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Maplewood Student Newspaper Wins National Award

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Columbia High School’s 80-year-old student newspaper has earned a first place honor for the sixth year in a row in the annual competition held by the American Scholastic Press Association.

The advisers for “The Columbian,” Joshua Enyeart (high school English Department) and Cindy Malhotra (the fine arts department) said in a statement, “Our students fought through a challenging transition last spring, showing grit and determination by moving our print-based processes to a digital platform for the first time ever!”

Judges noted that CHS has “…an excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of [its] reporters, writers, photographers, layout/graphics designers and advisor[s].”

The competition is open to all student-run newspapers from across the country.

Entries are critiqued on journalistic content, journalistic decision-making, visual layout and design, photography, illustration, and overall editing.

The high school’s newspaper team tallied enough points in each category

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Newspaper headlines: Covid contracts ‘concern’ and ‘plan to save Christmas’

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Like many of Wednesday’s front pages, the Guardian focuses on a “damning” National Audit Office report that found “multiple shortcomings” in the UK government’s £18bn contract process. The newspaper reports the parliamentary spending watchdog as saying PPE suppliers with political connections were directed to a “high priority” channel for UK government contracts. But, it says, the report recognised government procurement officers were operating under extreme pressure.

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The Metro leads on the same story, saying auditors are warning billions of pounds in coronavirus spending is unaccounted for. The newspaper quotes the National Audit Office as saying public trust is in “peril” as the spending of taxpayers’ cash “soars”.

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The Financial Times quotes the Cabinet Office as saying it “needed to procure contracts with extreme urgency to secure the vital supplies required to protect frontline NHS workers” following the public spending watchdog report. The newspaper leads
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