Core77
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This here is a brilliant piece of industrial design: It's functional, durable, makes intelligent and economical use of materials and can easily be mass produced. So successful was the design that it was copied by most major competitors. Most importantly, it's long-lived; the original design was created over 100 years ago, and this object's subsequent iterations are still used and prized today by many. The object in question is the German mess kit (k ochgeschirr ) used during World War II. Check out some of its design features, demonstrated here by bushcrafter, hunter and reviewer Virtuovice: The sharp-eyed among you may have spotted this slot--which he does not elaborate on--cut into the inner container: So what's that for? This, as demonstrated by OutdoorGearReview: As far as we can tell, the original design of the German mess kit started with the Kochgeschirr M1887, designed in the late 19th or early 20th Century: Image via La Grande Guerre As you can see, the panhandle on this design was detachable and carried separately.
The Huffington Post
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For instance, California could expand the offerings of its infrastructure bank, funded by cap and trade or carbon tax revenue, in a way that enables its own version of a multilateral development bank focused on providing state aid to other states seeking to replicate the economic prosperity clean energy is driving in California. California could in fact show the MDB's how to do it right by devoting its capital to derisking (loan guarantees, etc), and letting the private sector do the actual funding thereby stretching and leveraging its scarce dollars to create billions in investment. Not only will this financially benefit the state it will create a new power base - the new energy super majors of the 21st century capable of doing battle with the dark forces currently trying to mire us in the 19th century. But perhaps the most powerful export for California is climate policy including those that have reliably driven renewable deployment, electric-vehicles, and energy efficiency.
Daily Mail - USA
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Historic images have been released showing how hunters in the Northern Territory caught crocodiles and buffalo. They show how people survived during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Event Chronicle
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We were born to be alive at this important time in human evolution on Planet Earth. So find your role and place in it, and trust the Soul’s process. Later this coming week there are planetary shifts that show us a turning point. On Thursday January 19 the Sun moves into Aquarius, while the 4th quarter Moon in Scorpio squares it. This signifies a movement into a greater darkening of the light of the Moon. The Sun is shining in Aquarius while the Moon is showing us more darkness in Scorpio. On the same day Mars in Pisces will be met with difficulty from Saturn in Sagittarius. Mars in Pisces seeks unity in deeper consciousness, and that will be inhibited by Saturn showing us what is happening in reality. These events on the 19th open the way for the Inauguration on the 20th and the Million Woman March on the 21st. These events represent the Sun square the Moon for sure, but also Mars square Saturn as unity is blocked by our current reality.
EDIS Earth Bound Object Alert
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Den of Geek
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Meanwhile, The Widow (Emily Beecham) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences. Into the Badlands Season 2 release date Into The Badlands season 2 will debut on AMC on Sunday the 19th of March, in the USA. Amazon Prime has the UK rights, but hasn't announced its start date yet. More as we hear it.
TIME - Top Stories
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21stCenturyWire
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Deadline
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Tom Hardy 's 19th century drama Taboo is off to a solid start with 3.43M viewers in Live+3 for its January 10 premiere. The series also drew 1.63M adults 18-49, which the cable net said is its most time-shifted series ever in the demo (+101%). The premiere also was the most time-shifted FX drama series bow in total viewers (+86%). For Tuesday night, it was the No. 1 basic cable drama among men 18-34 and No. 2 in multiple demos. Based on an original story by Hardy and his...
The Huffington Post
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Third, by choosing a European country for his first foreign visit in the year of the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi indicates that the Sino-European relations are not only of the highest importance in a world defined by multipolarity, but that they are also essential for the realization of the New Silk Road vision. These messages have to be interpreted by contrast with a series of American moves triggered by the entry of Donald Trump in the White House. As articulated in the Chinese tradition, non-action can be the most productive action, reminiscent with this paradoxical wisdom, Xi will not directly address Trump's provocations but his non-answers will be the most effective responses to Trumpian Washington. While the 45th President of the United States of America proclaims that the U.S. interests have to come first, while he emphasizes the shortcomings of the United Nations or expresses doubts on the reality of climate change, Xi Jinping places China's responsible universalism at the center of his discourse.
The Economic Times
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PARIS: I am, therefore I'm paid.The radical notion that governments should hand out free money to everyone -- rich and poor, those who work and those who don't -- is slowly but surely gaining ground in Europe. Yes, you read that right: a guaranteed monthly living allowance, no strings attached.In France, two of the seven candidates vying to represent the ruling Socialist Party in this year's presidential election are promising modest but regular stipends to all French adults. A limited test is already underway in Finland, with other experiments planned elsewhere, including in the United States.Called "universal income'' by some, "universal basic income'' or just "basic income'' by others, the idea has been floated in various guises since at least the mid-19th century. After decades on the fringes of intellectual debate, it became more mainstream in 2016, with Switzerland holding a referendum -- and overwhelmingly rejecting -- a proposed basic income of around $2,500 per month.
Variety
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PARISRaid: Special Unit,” “Alibi.com,” and “Operalooked to be among favourite titles at the 19th UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the annual Gallic film market attended by France’s sales agents and around 500 foreign distributors. Based out of the Place d’Opera, one of Paris’ great grand hotels, the biggest national film showcase in Europe... Read more »
Variety
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PARISRaid: Special Unit,” “Alibi.com,” and “Operalooked to be among favourite titles at the 19th UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the annual Gallic film market attended by France’s sales agents and around 500 foreign distributors. Based out of the Place d’Opera, one of Paris’ great grand hotels, the biggest national film showcase in Europe... Read more »
CNN
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If the 19th century belonged to iron and steel and the 20th century belonged to concrete, could timber be the building material of our age?
Voice Of America
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The procession proved so pivotal in the struggle to give women the right to vote that it will be depicted on the back of the new $10 bill scheduled to be issued in 2020100 years after women won the vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. This year, more than a century later, throngs of woman on Saturday will march a route similar to the suffragists' in an echo of the past. Women still are seeking a stronger voice in society as a new president is inaugurated who repeatedly demeaned women during his election campaign. The marchers' mission statement pledges: "We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society." The 1913 women's march, timed to get maximum publicity by coinciding with the inauguration, was not without controversy. According to the Library of Congress' American Memory archives, crowds in town for the inauguration — mostly men — surged into the streets and made it difficult for the marchers to pass, forcing them to go single file at times.
Phys.Org
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The Huffington Post
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Repent! otherwise be damned! The Puritans relied on this formula so often that those sermons became their own genre: the jeremiad. Variations of it fueled the religious revival known as the Great Awakening in the mid-18th century and the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th. Trump may have scrubbed the jeremiad of its religious overtones - and of any sense of Christian humility and social obligation - but he has tapped into the same sky-is-falling emotions. The point is not that these two narratives contradict one another. Rather they exist side-by-side and in tension with each other. We still aren't perfect, after all, and so for some Americans, having failed to achieve perfection, we must be in decline. Even more, the story of declension helps some people make sense of a world changing faster than they can keep up with or in ways they find threatening.
Den of Geek
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He’s directing and taking the lead role of Poirot in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express . Michael Green has penned the screenplay, and the cast includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Dame Judi Dench and seemingly half of RADA. Expect a release towards the end of 2017. 31. The Greatest Showman On Earth Founder of the Barnum Bailey Circus, politician and all-round showman PT Barnum's getting his own movie, which stars Hugh Jackman as the 19th century impresario. Bill Condon co-wrote this one, and he's the bloke who brought us the magnificent Gods And Monsters - one reason why we're looking forward to this musical biopic. That, and the sight of Hugh Jackman singing and waving his arms in front of an elephant, of course. 30. It They all float down here. We have to admit, we were more in a lather when Cary Fukunaga was involved in this new, big-screen telling of Stephen King's It , but the story's such a magnetic one that we're looking forward to the new treatment anyway.
BBC Two England
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There may be a huge number of caveats but when you look at the project now and the cost element, £3.5 billion, are you saying that the cost would double if you didn't move out and work around MPs and peers? That's the experience of the 19th century and I can't see why are we any different. Let Chris answer. rest in and that immediately adds an extra amount to the cost, added to which, as I understand it, his proposal is the Commons should sit in the House of Lords and the Lords should go in the gallery like happened in the Second World War but the problem is, the Second World War, there were no divisions and about 30 people turned up everyday.
BBC Two England
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I understand lots of MPs would like to stay sitting in the chamber. That's what we did in the 19th century which led to a dramatic increase in the cost, and meant it overran by 42 years.
BBC Two England
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Welcome to both of you. Why can't the restoration work be done around MPs while they remain in the Palace of Westminster? There is restoration work to another moment, the rooms are being done because there was a strange construction, one metre square cast-iron slab put in in the 19th century, and that work can go on now but what can't go on now is the major mechanical and electrical engineering business that needs to be tackled.
Evening Standard - Business
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