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Merriam-Webster names ‘gaslighting’ as its word of 2022 – Fox News

  1. Merriam-Webster names ‘gaslighting’ as its word of 2022  Fox News
  2. What is gaslighting? Merriam-Webster’s word of the year  Hindustan Times
  3. Online dictionary Merriam-Webster names ‘gaslighting’ as 2022 Word of the Year, while ‘oligarch’ and ‘Omicron’ also see increased searches  ABC News
  4. Merriam Webster chooses THIS term as ‘word of the year 2022’ | Mint  Mint
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FCA reveals £49m redress scheme for British Steel pensions

Financial advisers to pay about £45,000 a worker to 1,000 staff who received unsuitable advice

More than 1,000 former members of the British Steel pension scheme who received unsuitable advice from financial advisers accused of “enriching” themselves will receive an average payout of £45,000 in compensation.

The City watchdog on Monday launched plans for a scheme that seeks to compensate those who had not yet received redress after being given poor pension transfer advice when British Steel fell into financial hardship.

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The Cherry Orchard review – Katie Mitchell presents the view from the trees

Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg
The director’s latest eco-theatre production gives us fragments of Chekhov’s dialogue and a searing reading of our relationship with nature

The orchard of Chekhov’s play has typically been viewed as a metaphor for social change. In her new version, director Katie Mitchell invites us to see it for what it is: a natural ecosystem, sustaining a complex web of life forms. After more than a century of silence, the trees are finally getting their say.

There is still a cast of human characters in this production but their roles are minimised. Sealed in a soundproofed, glass-fronted box, we only hear fragments of their dialogue, with the rest of the lines muffled or distorted. On screens above them, Grant Gee and Ellie Thompson’s video captures the changing life of the orchard in gorgeous detail. Bees cluster around the blossoms. An ant crawls into a rotting cherry. A hedgehog emerges from the undergrowth.

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Tory MPs call for immediate return of Albanian asylum seekers

Amnesty condemns letter from 50 MPs saying people who say they have been trafficked should also be sent back to Albania

More than 50 Conservative MPs have written to Rishi Sunak saying asylum seekers from Albania should be summarily returned, as should those who say they have been trafficked, an idea condemned by charities as unworkable.

The MPs, led by the former cabinet minister David Davis, argue this would reduce asylum backlogs and provide a deterrent to migrants. But Amnesty International said the idea would breach the UN refugee convention and put vulnerable people at risk.

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Police tighten security in Shanghai after two nights of protests

Barriers erected on street where demonstrations have been held against China’s rigid zero-Covid policies

Chinese police have barricaded a street in Shanghai where protesters have gathered for the last two nights in anticipation of further rallies against the government’s rigid zero-Covid policies.

Since Friday, a wave of protests has spread across multiple cities in China, prompted by the death of 10 people in a building fire in Urumqi in Xinjiang. Much of the region had been under lockdown for more than three months, and people blamed the lockdown for the deaths.

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IMS Prussia Cove Celebration review – Adès’s botanical song cycle glistens

Wigmore Hall, London
A weekend celebrating 50 years of the Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar included world premieres by Kurtág and Adès, with Hungarian mezzo Katalin Károlyi in compelling form

In 1972 the Hungarian violinist Sándor Végh was invited to give masterclasses at Prussia Cove, a private estate on Mount’s Bay in the far west of Cornwall. That was the beginning of the International Musicians Seminar, which went on to become an annual fixture in the British musical calendar, offering a quiet retreat to students and visiting teachers who exchange ideas and play together there.

IMS Prussia Cove has regularly showcased some of the products of those encounters in the Wigmore Hall. But to mark its 50th anniversary was a whole weekend of talks, masterclasses and recitals presided over by the current artistic director, Steven Isserlis, and featuring some of the musicians who have benefited so much from their Prussia Cove experience.

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Maryland: two people rescued from plane which crashed into power lines

Crash near Washington DC caused major outages and left two people with serious injuries

Two seriously injured people trapped inside a small plane that crashed into high-voltage power lines near Washington DC, causing mass outages, have been rescued, authorities said early on Monday.

“Both patients have been transported to local area trauma centers with serious injuries,” Montgomery county fire chief, Scott Goldstein, said in a press briefing, adding that the two people had suffered hypothermia and orthopaedic and trauma-related injuries.

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How we met: ‘We shared a hug – and I didn’t want to let go’

Their eyes met in a Casablanca bar – and when pianist Giuseppe, 43, invited Eve, 46, to sing on stage, a new duo was born. They plan to marry next spring

When Eve travelled to Morocco in January 2020, she was looking forward to an escape. “I was living in Michigan and studying for a doctorate in diversity and equity in education. The trip was part of my class,” she says. Her first stop was Casablanca, where she decided to visit Rick’s Cafe, a renowned music hotspot. “It was really crowded but with a great energy. It was full of people from all over the world,” she says.

She loved listening to the jazz band, and, as the venue got quieter, she was able to get closer to the stage. It was then that Eve spotted Giuseppe, who had been playing piano. “I turned around and he was smiling so widely – the kind of smile you usually only see small kids make,” she says.

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Giroux ends it just 20 seconds into overtime – NHL

  1. Giroux ends it just 20 seconds into overtime  NHL
  2. 11/27 Preview – Today’s Rushes + PP Puck Movement, Anderson on Activation, Roster Moves  lakingsinsider.com
  3. NHL Highlights | Senators vs. Kings – November 27, 2022  SPORTSNET
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Somalia’ Villa Rose attack: At least four dead in hotel siege – BBC

  1. Somalia’ Villa Rose attack: At least four dead in hotel siege  BBC
  2. 4 dead in Mogadishu hotel attack by al-Shabab militants in Somalia | English News | WION  WION
  3. Al-Shabaab terror attack targets Mogadishu hotel frequented by Somali lawmakers, police say  CNN
  4. Al-Shabab rebels attack Mogadishu hotel used by Somali officials  Al Jazeera English
  5. Gunfire heard inside besieged Somalia hotel, parliament session delayed  Reuters
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