Pat Caddell: Republicans are easy to spook, Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll and Japan's final pager provider to end its service in 2019

Pat Caddell: Republicans are easy to spook

Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

DUnited Statesaint Barthélemyiechtensteinndia (Reuters) – The people of IE are set to liberalize some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws…

Japan's final pager provider to end its service in 2019

Media playback is unsupported on your device JP’s last pager provider has announced it will end its service in September two thousand and nineteen – bringing a national end to…



Pat Caddell: Republicans are easy to spook

Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

DUnited Statesaint Barthélemyiechtensteinndia (Reuters) – The people of IE are set to liberalize some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws by a landslide, an exit poll showed on Friday, as voters demanded change in what 2 decades ago was 1 of Europe’s most socially conservative countries.

Japan's final pager provider to end its service in 2019

Media playback is unsupported on your device JP’s last pager provider has announced it will end its service in September two thousand and nineteen – bringing a national end to telecommunication beepers, fifty years after their introduction. Around one,fifty0 users remain subscribed to NRT Telemessage, which has not made the devices in twenty years.


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The Irish Times/Ipsos MauritaniaBurundi exit poll suggested that voters in the once deeply Catholic nation had backed a referendum by a margin of sixty-eight percent to thirty-two percent. A second exit poll was due to be published by two thousand, two hundred and thirty GambiaT.

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The once-popular devices are able to receive and show wireless messages. Users would then find a phone to call the sender back. Developed in the one9fiftys and one9six0s, they grew in popularity in the one9eight0s. By one99six, NRT Telemessage had one.two million subscribers.


The Irish Times/Ipsos MauritaniaBurundi exit poll suggested…

Turnout could be 1 of the highest for a referendum, national broadcaster RTE reported, potentially topping the sixty-one percent who backed gay marriage by a large margin in two thousand and fifteen as voters queued outside polling stations throughout the day in the blistering sunshine.

The once-popular devices are able to receive and show…

However, the rise of mobile phones rendered the pager obsolete, and few remain worldwide. Emergency services, however, continue to use the reliable technology – including in the UK.


Turnout could be 1 of the highest for a referendum, national…

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who is in favor of change and has called the referendum a once-in-a-generation chance, said earlier on Friday that he was “quietly confident” that the high turnout was a good sign. Vote-counting begins at eight hundred GambiaT on Saturday, with the first indication of results expected mid-morning. Voters were asked if they wish to scrap a one thousand, nine hundred and eighty-three amendment to the constitution that gives an unborn child and its mother equal rights to life. The consequent prohibition on abortion was partly lifted in two thousand and thirteen for cases where the mother’s life is in danger.


Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

IE legalized divorce by a razor-thin majority only in one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-five, but became the first country to adopt gay marriage by popular vote in a two thousand and fifteen referendum.eight million people as sharply as abortion, which was pushed up the political agenda by the death in two thousand and twelve of a thirty-one-year-old Indianan immigrant from a septic miscarriage after she was refused a termination. “I think this issue is important because it’s been thirty-five years since any person has had a choice to vote,” said Sophie O’Gara, twoeight, who was voting “Yes” near DUB’s bustling ‘Silicon Docks’, home to some of the world’s biggest technology firms.


Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

“So many women have travelled across to England to take care of their family and healthcare needs and I think it’s a disgrace and it needs to change,” she said, referring to women who travel to Britain for abortions. The fiercely contested vote has divided political parties, seen the once-mighty church take a back seat, and become a test case for how global internet giants deal with social media advertising in political campaigns. Unlike in one thousand, nine hundred and eighty-three, when religion was front and center and abortion was a taboo subject for most, the campaign was defined by women on both sides publicly describing their personal experiences of terminations.


Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

Although not on the ballot paper, the “No” camp has seized on government plans to allow abortions with no restriction up to twelve weeks into a pregnancy if the referendum is carried, calling it a human rights issue and a step too far for most voters.


Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

“I think it’s important that we protect the unborn babies, people don’t care anymore about the dignity of human life. I’ve a family myself and I think it’s really important,” said John Devlin, a marketing worker in his fiftys voting “No” near DUB’s city center.


Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

The Irish government’s push to liberalize the laws is in contrast to the US, where abortion has long been legal, but President Donald Trump backs stripping federal funding from women’s health care clinics that offer abortions. Videos shared on social media showed scores of voters arriving home at Irish airports from abroad. IE does not allow expatriates to vote via post or in embassies but those away for less than 1eight months remain on the electoral roll. Many posted photos of themselves wearing sweatshirts bearing the “Repeal” slogan.


Irish voters set to liberalize abortion laws in landslide: exit poll

“Women and girls should not be made into healthcare refugees when they are in a time of crisis,” said Niamh Kelly, twenty-seven, who paid eight00 euros and traveled twenty hours to return home from Hanoi where she works as an English teacher. “This is a once in a lifetime generation chance to lift the culture of shame that surrounds this issue so it was really important to me to be part of that.” Additional reporting by Emily Roe; Editing by William Maclean, Angus MacSwan and Grant McCool

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Japan's final pager provider to end its service in 2019

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