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Israel Figa explains why Trump is good for America

With the presidential elections in November looming ahead, President Trump’s term in the office is nearly over. This makes it a good time to analyze the actual performance of the U.S. economy vs. the statements he made on how it would perform. According to the estimates released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2019 was approximately 2.1%. This was the same as the previous quarter. As far as the GDP growth for the full-year is concerned, it actually declined when compared to 2018, from 2.9% to 2.3%.

This shows that the tax cuts that...

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Hospiscare complains to BBC about “grotty” hospice storyline in EastEnders

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:35pm

Exeter’s end of life charity Hospiscare has complained to the BBC about an Eastenders’ storyline criticising a “grotty” hospice.

Hospiscare housekeeper Wendy Yelland, who works at Hospiscare’s hospice in Dryden Road, was appalled after watching the story develop.

“A character in the show was dying and they ran a very negative portrayal of the hospice he was in,” said Wendy. “When he died his daughter complained about her dad dying in a grotty hospice. I was so annoyed by that comment.

“The hospice they showed is not like any of the hospices I know – they showed a...

Duchess gives birth to a baby girl

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 05/02/2015 - 11:32am

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl.

The baby was delivered at 8.34am and the Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

A statement from Kensington palace said: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am.

"The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz.

"The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth.

"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.

"Her Royal...

Devon man’s trek for Nepal disaster

Authored by KORCommunications
Posted: Sat, 05/02/2015 - 10:27am

From Monday 4th May, Paul Mattin will march 170 miles from his Devon home to the Nepali Embassy in London where he will deliver prayer flags and pay respect for the thousands of lives that have been lost.

Paul Mattin from Woodbury Salterton is a former Royal Marines Officer (Captain) who specialises in leadership and training. He has led numerous expeditions to Everest and is in close contact with friends from a Sherpa family living in the Everest Valley.

Follow his journey on social media using #NepalYomp and donate here:

The Devon man who ran the world

Authored by Bleep Communications
Posted: Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:44pm

Solo and self-supported ultra marathon runner Kevin Carr has been running for 19 months, back in his home county of Devon having circumnavigated the globe – running between a marathon and a half and two marathons a day.

Today (Thursday 9 April 2015), Kevin will complete the 'Hard Way Round' and arrive back at Haytor on Dartmoor.

British ultra-marathon runner Kevin began running around the world, unsupported and solo, setting off from Devon on 28 July 2013 heading east, running an ultra-marathon most days. His route has seen him run over deserts, frozen arctic...

Haiti, an aid crisis, five years on

Authored by Benjamin Howe
Posted: Fri, 11/28/2014 - 4:59am

Nearly five years ago, Haiti was struck with a massive 7.0 scale earthquake that killed up to 300,000, and left 1.5 million homeless. Today however, it remains a country riven with problems, despite the promises of the biggest humanitarian mobilization of a generation.

When the disaster struck in 2010, I went to Haiti, and spent seven months working in the relief effort for an NGO, and saw the destruction first-hand. The reasons for its continuing problems despite massive aid relief lie not a lack of resources, or willing hands, but in the way we treat stricken countries in general...

Public Urged to Change Passwords as Major Security Bug Revealed

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:34pm

Major tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw affecting around 66% all internet sites.

The flaw dubbed the ‘Heartbleed Bug’ by major web security firms Google Security and Codnomicon, affects a widely used piece of data safeguarding software called OpenSSL.

The software is reportedly used on around 66% of all internet sites and while not all are thought to be vulnerable several major sites including flickr, okcupid and the video games forum steam community were vulnerable as of yesterday.

The Yahoo...

Flatulent cows cause methane blast

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:42am

An explosion in a cow shed in the German town of Rasdorf yesterday afternoon (Monday 27 Jan) was caused by a build-up of flatulent gas, German police have said. The blast caused damage to the shed’s roof and left one of the cows with injuries. Police believe that the shed became filled flammable methane gas released by the flatulence and belches from the 90 cows.

It is then though that a small static electrical spark then caused the gas to ignite and explode.

Emergency services attended the farm and took gas readings to test for the risk of further blasts, said local media...

Increasing risk of “Extreme El Niños”, research shows.

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/20/2014 - 10:49am

The risk of extreme versions of the El Niño weather phenomenon will double over the coming decades due to global warming, new research has shown.

The frequency of ‘extreme El Niños’ could see a twofold increase as the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean warms faster than the surrounding regions.

The last major events in 1982-3 and 1997-98, when sea surface temperatures exceeding 28°C developed in the normally cold and dry eastern equatorial Pacific, caused a massive reorganisation of global rainfall.

The impact of these events, including extreme floods and droughts,...

Arctic 30 return from Russia

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Sat, 12/28/2013 - 6:10am

Five British members of the Arctic 30 are to return from Russia today after three months of imprisonment.

Three of those returning- Kieron Bryan, Iain Rogers and Alex Harris- are originally from Devon and were granted amnesty alongside several prominent political prisoners including members of the band Pussy Riot. Before departing Alex Harris, 27, a communications officer for Greenpeace said: “We’re leaving Russia, it’s over, we’re finally truly free.

“It feels like the moment I’ve been waiting for, and my family too, but also for millions of people around the world who...

VIDEO: Luke Friend back on home turf!

Authored by Oli Justice
Posted: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:18pm

The Exeter Daily went along to Luke Friend's Homecoming Gig last night to show our support and catch up with Luke and mentor Louis. Watch it here!