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" I love how this is a more accessible version of those Tibetan Sand Mandalas, where they create an elaborate artwork and then destroy it. 2. "Common Sense." "Don't do to someone what you wouldn't want done to yourself." This, and Australian hardiness, is presumably how injuries are avoided. 3. Only Recycled Cardboard Allowed. It's fun…and eco-friendly! 4. Kids Get the Armor Afterwards While participants must be 18 or older, after a battle is concluded children from the audience swarm onto the battlefield to plunder. This fourth Boxwars rule states that "Warriors are requested to forfeit their armour (intact, damaged or destroyed) to any minor who desires it post battle. Kids are the next generation of warriors, and although they cannot participate until they are older, the flame is passed in this ritual of Boxwars." To that end, the group also regularly hosts workshops for kids, where they help them realize their own cardboard pieces.
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Mirrorspectrum
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A riot against trump is being organized on a large scale. An organization is even willing to pay people $2,500 to disrupt the inauguration. In a series of ads by grassroots organizationDemand Protest” – protestors are being offered large sums of money to disrupt Trump’s inauguration in Washington D.C. on January 20th. The San Francisco based group is offering people a $2,500.00 monthly retainer and $50/hr during each protest they participate in.
Global News
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Two people have been charged with drug trafficking offences after police in Oshawa, Ont. say they were caught dealing fentanyl in a car with a baby inside.
Forbes
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Time-based cryptocurrency initiative ChronoBank.io, which seeks to disrupt the short-term labour-hire sector, is working towards launching an exchange in early 2018 where buyers and sellers of work can “trade skills for time and money”. The crowdfunded-back initiative, which ends next month, has attracted the equivalent of over 3,000 bitcoin (BTC) [...]
Newsy
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TechCrunch
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Teslas Model S P100D can already match the still unreleased Faraday Future FF91s top 0 to 60 mph time, and thats using a stock car with software available to any driver right now. The Ludicrous+ software Easter Egg update pushed out by the automaker late last year has resulted in a 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.389 seconds, a hair faster than Teslas own claims about Read More
Android Police
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A new version of Google Photos hit late yesterday, bringing the current version to 2.7. At first glance, it's hard not to notice there are fewer items in the navigation drawer, but not much else seems to have changed for regular use of the app. Digging a bit deeper reveals a neat Easter egg that's all about the love, and a hint that Photos will soon allow users to edit the timestamp on a photo. Read More Google Photos 2.7 tidies up the navigation drawer, adds a loving Easter egg, tidies up the navigation drawer,and sets up for timestamp editing [APK Teardown + Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
KyivPost
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After the six-month-long program, startups get a status of “independent software vendors” (ISV) and can continue working with Microsoft as partners. They also keep the free cloud account for another 2.5 years. The new wave According to both Dovgopolyi and Kalibaba, this is only the beginning of an influx of corporate accelerators in Ukraine: in 2017, we should expect to see up to 10 new initiatives of this kind. “There are two reasons [why more accelerators will launch in Ukraine],” said Dovgopolyi. “First, local corporations are seeing success stories from the West and want to repeat them. Second, Ukrainian branches of global companies could receive directives—and budgets—from their respective HQs to launch a local program.” There are already at least two newcomers on the market: Privatbank has recently launched the first batch of its KUB program, while EY has announced a program of its own.
Android Police
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A new version of Google Photos hit late yesterday, bringing the current version to 2.7. At first glance, it's hard not to notice there are fewer items in the navigation drawer, but not much else seems to have changed for regular use of the app. Digging a bit deeper reveals a neat Easter egg that's all about the love, and a hint that Photos will soon allow users to edit the timestamp on a photo. Read More Google Photos 2.7 tidies up the navigation drawer, adds a loving Easter egg, and sets up for timestamp editing [APK Teardown + Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Daily Mail - Science
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Made by LG, the Watch Sport and Watch Style are set to be revealed on February 9th, according to VentureBeat, and will run Android Wear 2.0, Google's new software.
KyivPost
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“We havent seen new opportunities since the agreement,” beekeeper Yosypenko says. EU’s sweet tooth The EU is the world’s biggest importer of honey, consuming 150,000 tons in 2015, of which Ukraine supplied 26,000 tons. In 2016, Ukraine supplied 36,000 tons, and less than three weeks into 2017, it has already supplied 14,000 tons. The 28-country bloc quadrupled imports of Ukrainian honey between 2011 and 2015, reducing its imports from Russia after the Kremlin launched its war against Ukraine in 2014. Within the EU, Germany and Poland remain the largest importers of Ukrainian honey. The potential of Ukraine’s honey industry is huge, says Ukrainian Agribusiness Club’s Hrytsenko. “Ukrainian honey is competitive. It’s cheaper, but the quality is just as good,” she said. The price of Ukrainian honey on the EU market is $2,300-$3,000 per ton. European-produced honey, in contrast, costs $4,000 per ton.
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BBC One South
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County councillors in West Sussex have been trying to decide how to close a £41 million hole in next year's budget. Good evening, familiar story, rising costs but a drop in income. There's been a big reduction in the money the council receives from central government but 5 million extra pounds is needed because more adults require social care, and a minimum wage rise 40 staff and nearly £2 million is needed for the new apprenticeship V.
KyivPost
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They’ve done so partly because of the European Union’s low duty-free quotas in its agreement with Ukraine. EU quotas In the first two weeks of 2017, sugar exporters exhausted 64 percent of this year’s white-sugar quota to the EU, which totals 20,000 tons. In 2016, the EU quotas for sugar, as well as honey, chicken, corn and other grains, were used up. However, given that Ukraine has the capacity to produce 2 million tons of sugar per year, the duty-free quotas cover a tiny share of output. “We were promised the boundless horizons of the European market, but unfortunately we couldnt obtain (bigger quotas),” said Andriy Dykun, the head of the country’s sugar association Ukrsugar. “The Europeans dont want to see Ukrainian sugar on their shelves, because they’re afraid, as they know perfectly well that Ukraine can make better (products).” More than half of the EU export quota was used by Astarta last year, said Kovalskiy, and once the quota is used up, it’s no longer profitable to sell Ukrainian sugar in the EU.
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Petrolicious
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2 Volume Set Marcello Gandini was born on August 26, 1938. Raised in Turin, the motor city of Italy, and born the son of a musician, composer, and conductor, perhaps it might have been expected that more than a modicum of creativity would run through his veins. While the designer is best associated with some of the most exotic Italian cars produced in the 1960's and 1970’s – the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, and the production Lancia Stratos when looking at Gandini’s career in retrospect, he has had a very deep and diverse client list including Alfa Romeo, BMW, Bugatti, Cizeta, Citroën, De Tomaso, Ferrari, Fiat, Iso Rivolta, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, and Renault, as well as branching out into other areas including architecture, and even the body styling of the Heli-Sport CH-7 helicopter. Yet, despite a six-decade long career, and his impact on automotive design that is still felt today, no tome on the designer has ever been published until now.
BBC One Oxford
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It had a neck of 2.5 metres and a body of five metres, with large wing shaped flippers and a stubby tail. We don't have anything like that today so it would make a striking display and something that would catch people's eyes and get them engaged with our amazing fossil heritage. They have already received £90,000 to help them complete the project.
Herald Courier
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EVO Reviews
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Instead it borrows elements from both those cars, but the result is a character that isnt as distinctive or quite as loveable. The 308 GTi has a remarkably small engine, its four-cylinder turbocharged motor is just a 1.6 when its direct rivals all boast 2-litre engines. Despite it’s relatively tiny capacity it still packs a big enough punch. The 308 GTi has 266bhp, that’s 19bhp more than the Ford Focus ST and 49bhp more than the VW Golf GTI. What’s more, it’s a far more characterful motor than the engines found in its rivals. Click here to read our review of the Golf GTI Also working in the 308 GTi’s favour is the interior, which is significantly different from the often dour feeling German hot hatches. It’s made from quality materials and has distinctive quirks, the most significant being the tiny steering wheel. It isnt for everyone though, as it can obscure the dials for certain people.