Lancashire Telegraph
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21stCenturyWire
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In AKP-led Turkey the popularity of Necip Fazıl has been soaring, Erdoğan himself quoting and promoting the Islamist's poetic output on many occasions; he “described the poet’s life and works as a guide for himself and future generations, in late May 2013, as worded by Sean R. Singer. Singer goes on to say that this “was not an isolated reference. [In 2012], in an interview with a literary journal, Erdogan recalled that the master and his ordeals helped us, like no other, to make sense of history and the present'. Democracy is like a streetcar, when you reach your destination, you get off” (14 June 1996) After years and years of playing the political game, of throwing speeches and wooing voters, of going to the polls and winning election after election, and subsequently climbing balconies and addressing crowd after crowd, Tayyip Erdoğan and his henchmen have now finally formalised the initial step towards their ultimate destination – “Our Reference is Islam.
Bleacher Report
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Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies . According to ESPN Stats Info , Turner became the ninth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle and the first National to do so since Cristian Guzman in 2008. Turner was well on his way to the cycle with a single in the first inning and a double in the second. He then drilled the homer in the sixth and achieved the feat in dramatic fashion in the seventh with a bases-clearing triple. It gave Washington a commanding 14-5 lead and Turner seven RBI for the contest. Troy Renck of Denver7 noted it was the second cycle of the MLB season, and they both came against the Rockies at Coors Field (the San Diego Padres ' Wil Myers was the other). Turner's performance provided a boost for a Nationals team that saw its seven-game winning streak end Monday against the Rockies. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Get the app and get the game.
Breitbart News
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Scott Lucas called into Breitbart News Daily Show, hosted by Alex Marlow, on Monday, and for about 14 minutes, one of the most conservative radio hosts and one of the most liberal political journalists had an extremely good conversation—one that was both insightful and respectful.
Lincolnshire Echo
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The community in Boston has rallied to help an eight-year-old boy after he was allegedly attacked in a play park. Laurence Harris was rugby tackled to the ground and had his hands twisted behind his back by a 19-year-old at Wellington Park on April 14, according to mum Lorraine O'Connor. The alleged incident saw people from all corners of the town reach out to support the Tower Road Academy pupil - including Commonwealth gold medal winning light heavyweight Callum Johnson, who has invited...
The Washington Times - Basketball
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. San Antonio shot 14 for 28 on 3-point attempts, two off its ...
The Sun Daily - Business
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Turnover stood at 612.79 million shares worth RM242.55 million. On the scoreboard, the FBM Emas Index advanced 11.76 points to 12,589.97, the FBMT100 Index rose 11.28 points to 12,221.67 and the FBM Emas Syariah Index improved 22.26 points to 12,955.82. The FBM 70 added 34.74 points to 14,930.98 and the FBM Ace gained 66.52 points to 6,178.33. On a sectoral basis, the Industrial Index advanced 3.92 points to 3,227.20, the Finance Index bagged 21.83 points to 16,151.31 while the Plantation Index climbed 14.03 points to 8,087.26. Among the actively-traded stocks this morning were DNEX, AirAsia X, Hubline, RGB and Key Alliance. The physical price of gold as at 9.30am stood at RM171.53 per gramme, down RM1.05 from RM172.58 at 5pm yesterday. — Bernama
YourNewsWire
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Ted Cruz introduced a bill calling for the $14 billion seized from Mexican drug cartel kingpin El Chapo to be used to fund President Trump's border wall. “Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward [...]
Techradar
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And the first of the pair has been launched, but isnt yet available from Samsung Australia and it may not officially be launched here, so note that if you have problems that require warranty support, you may need to return it to Amazon. The retail price is set at US$499 (around AU$650), but at the moment, you can find it on Amazon for US$443 (around AU$587) . Acer Chromebook 14: There arent many big-name Australian retailers who stock this 14-inch Chromebook, so if it tickles your fancy the only other option is to import one. A sleek design is combined with an Intel Celeron quad-core processor, 4GB memory and 32GB storage, and Acer promises up to 12 hours of battery life. It usually retails at around the AU$500 mark in Australia if its stocked at all, but Amazon works out a lot cheaper with prices starting at US$265 (around AU$351) plus shipping.
USA Today - Top Stories
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Bethancourt had a 14.73 ERA in 3 2/3 innings in four appearances.
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Times of Israel
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The Sun Daily - World News
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FORMER US President George H.W. Bush has recovered from pneumonia but will remain in a Houston-area medical center until the end of the week while he is treated for chronic bronchitis, the hospital said on Tuesday. Bush, 92, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 14 for a cough that was later diagnosed as a mild case of pneumonia. The hospital said earlier this week that he would remain there another few days. "While President Bush has recovered from pneumonia, he continues to deal with the effects of chronic bronchitis, which is a condition more prevalent with age," the hospital said in a written statement. The hospital said staff there would continue to monitor Bush and expected to discharge him by the end of the week. "Once President Bush is home, we will continue aggressive respiratory treatments to help minimize the effects of the chronic bronchitis," the hospital said.
Washington Free Beacon
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The Sun Daily - Sport
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BARCELONA: Resurgent Spanish great Rafael Nadal will have the rare privilege of playing on a court named after him when he meets Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in the last 32 of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday. Dutra Silva comfortably beat Argentina's Renzo Olivo 6-1 6-1 on Tuesday to set up a clash with the Spanish great on the Rafael Nadal Court, the centre court at the Real Club de Tenis which was renamed in his honour last week. The 14-time grand slam champion Nadal is the main attraction at the tournament, fresh from winning the Monte Carlo Masters for a record 10th time on Sunday. World number one Andy Murray's late entry has also caused a stir and the Briton will meet Bernard Tomic on Wednesday in the third round after the Australian saw off German Dustin Brown in three sets. Murray spent two years training at the Academia Sanchez-Casal in Barcelona, where he too has a court named after him.
The Event Chronicle
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The Antecedents to the Modern Alphabet Whilst the Proto-Sinaitic script is still not entirely understood by scholars, another better known early alphabetic system is that of the Ugaritic script. Around 5000 clay tablets written in the Ugaritic script have been discovered in Ugarit (in modern day Syria) so far, and it is thought that this writing system was invented between the 14 th and 12 th centuries BC. Based on the clay tablets, scholars have concluded that the Ugaritic script consisted of 27 consonants and 3 vowels, and, like English, was written from left to right. It was, however, the Proto-Sinaitic script, rather than the Ugaritic that is associated with the next stage of the development of the alphabet we have today. It has been hypothesised by scholars that the famous Phoenician alphabetic system was based on the Proto-Sinaitic script.
The Sun Daily
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"Carrasco's injury looks very bad, he couldn't move his hand. I fear that he's going to miss the Champions League games," Gabi told radio station Cadena Ser. Carrasco grabbed Atletico's equaliser in the 1-1 draw in last season's Champions League final against Real Madrid, forcing the game into extra-time and a penalty shootout, where Real prevailed. The Belgian has scored 14 goals in all competitions this campaign. Atletico are third in the La Liga standings on 68 points after losing to Villarreal, their first defeat in 13 games in all competitions and their second league loss of 2017. — Reuters
Voice Of America
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President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Tuesday said they did not fear a trade war with Canada after American punitive action on lumber and milk. "They have a tremendous surplus with the United States," Trump said, adding "people don't realize Canada's been very rough on the United States. ... They've outsmarted our politicians for many years." Trump added that he wanted "a very big tax" on Canadian lumber and timber. He made the comments at a meeting with American farmers where he signed an executive order aimed at helping agriculture and rural areas. The Canadian dollar fell to a 14-month low against the greenback after the United States imposed preliminary tariffs averaging 20 percent — more than $1 billion of countervailing duties — on imported Canadian softwood. Earlier in the day, Trump vowed moves to protect the American dairy industry.
China Daily
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The Herald - Sport
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ANDY Murray took time out from his Barcelona Open preparations this week to receive an honour at his old stomping ground at the Sanchez-Casal Academy. The World No 1 was a welcome visitor to the tennis school where he spent two seasons from the age of 14 on Monday to receive a tribute from all the current students and staff and inaugurate a court which will bear his name. The Scot, who arrived in Barcelona at the age of 14, forging friendships with the likes of Dani Vallverdu and Carlos Mier which last to this day, paid homage to the role which his time in Catalonia spent in his development. "Barcelona has had a very important meaning in my life," he said. After a first round bye, the Scot - who has Svetlana Kuznetsova and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario for company in the list of Sanchez-Casal's Grand Slam winners - continues his clay court campaign when he takes on Bernard Tomic of Australia in Barcelona today.
Autocar
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The average hourly cost charged by UK garages is now £67 The average hourly cost of getting your car repaired or serviced in Britain is £67, but rates in Surrey are an average of £14.07 higher Surrey and London are the two most expensive regions in Britain to have work done on your car, with hourly garage rates as much as £14.07 higher than the national average of £67. According to a survey of 6000 UK garages carried out by Motoreasy, Surrey came out as the most expensive, with the average garage there charging £81.07 an hour for work, while garages in London asked for £77.42 on average. Conversely, the five cheapest regions are in Scotland. The cheapest was Selkirkshire, where the average garage charges just £49.69 an hour for work. The perfect three car garages Of all the surveyed UK areas, rates for private garages were on average 40% cheaper than franchised manufacturer workshops.
Bleacher Report
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Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey told reporters Tuesday that center Festus Ezeli will not return to the team next season, according to the Oregonian 's Joe Freeman . Ezeli did not appear in a single game for the Blazers during the 2016-17 season because of recurring knee issues. The 27-year-old signed a two-year, $15.1 million deal with Portland last summer, but only a portion of the $7.7 million he's due for the 2017-18 campaign is guaranteed, according to Spotrac . Specifically, $1 million of Ezeli 's 2017-18 salary will be guaranteed so long as he's waived before June 30. Ezeli had a pair of knee procedures after he joined the Blazers, with the most recent coming in March . Those surgeries represented the continuation of an unfortunate trend for the big man, who has been hounded by knee issues since 2013. After Ezeli appeared in 78 games as a rookie, he missed the entire 2013-14 season after he was forced to undergo surgery on a pair of ligaments in his right knee.
Proactive Investors USA
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BBC Parliament
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They have been incredible towers of strength. From the moment I decided to stand they were there with me, campaigning, delivering leaflets and knocking on doors. Why girls had become quite the persuasive activists. It has been wonderful to see their interest in politics grow. Having four teenage daughters aged 14, 15, 17 and 18 I was also.