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Wetherspoon shuts down social media accounts

Wetherspoon shuts down social media accounts

Business
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon says it is closing down all its social media accounts following the "trolling" of MPs and ethnic minorities.The Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all 900 pubs and head office are shutting down with immediate effect, the pub operator said.The move also takes account of recent concerns over the misuse of personal data and the addictive nature of social media.A spokesman for the chain told Sky News: "We've noticed a lot of MPs get trolled and some receive some nasty comments and the company doesn't like what's going on - we don't like the general climate of social media."The spokesman confirmed the decision was not related to any specific incident and no JD Wetherspoon account itself was involved in the trolling of any MPs or ethnic or religious minorities....
US government shuts down as Congress fails to vote on budget

US government shuts down as Congress fails to vote on budget

World
The US government has officially shut down for the second time this year because Congress failed to meet a deadline to vote on a new budget.Senators struggled with last-minute objections from Republican Rand Paul, but have now passed the bill, which has gone to the House for its vote.Federal funding for government services expired at midnight (05:00 GMT).The 600-page plan proposes an increase in spending, by about $ 300bn (£215bn), on defence and domestic services.If the plan is passed in the House of Representatives and signed by the president in the next few hours, the shutdown could be rescinded before the US working day begins on Friday. But it is not clear how the House will vote, and how public services would be affected on Friday if the shutdown were to continue.What does a shutdown
Louvre Museum shuts down lower level as River Seine continues to flood

Louvre Museum shuts down lower level as River Seine continues to flood

World
Following weeks of heavy rain in Paris, the River Seine continues to rise -- now putting its famous Louvre Museum in danger. The water level is expected to reach 20 feet by Saturday, which is 13 feet higher than its normal height, according to the latest official weather bulletin. The rise of the water level is causing disruption to the city’s transportation system. Seven metro stations alongside the river in Paris have been shut down and will remain closed until Jan. 31, transport authorities said. The flood is also starting to affect the Louvre Museum, located next to the Seine. In a statement, France's most visited museum -- home of the Mona Lisa -- said it will close the lower level of the Department of Islamic Arts until Jan. 28. Roads and walking paths along the river have been
Baltimore Ravens' defense shuts down Green Bay Packers

Baltimore Ravens' defense shuts down Green Bay Packers

Sports
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the course of three hours on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers couldn't find the end zone against the Baltimore Ravens. They could have played for four hours, five hours or 10 hours and the result might not have been different. Baltimore's defense bent here and there, but never got close to breaking in beating the Packers 23-0. It was the first time the Packers were shut out since 2006, when they were blanked by the Bears and Patriots in head coach Mike McCarthy's first season. That game against New England came exactly 11 years earlier. The Ravens started the game by forcing three consecutive turnovers. In the second half, they got a pair of fourth-down stops and forced two more turnovers. By the time the game ended, most of the fans in Lambeau Field were wearing the pu...
Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford shuts down Minnesota Wild

Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford shuts down Minnesota Wild

Sports
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second consecutive shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks skated to a 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Artem Anisimov's power-play goal off a deflection of Duncan Keith's shot with 5:42 remaining in the third period held as the game-winning goal. Chicago had a four-minute power play after a high-sticking call on Wild forward Luke Kunin. It was the fifth goal of the year for Anisimov, who now has a goal in four straight games. Alex DeBrincat added an empty-net goal with 1:37 remaining. Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced. Minnesota nearly scored the game's first goal on the first power play of the night as forward Nino Niederreiter redirected a pass that hit off the left post. Niederreiter raised his arm...