Western Daily Press
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Taxpayers in Mendip have paid out more than £25,000 for paupers' funerals held in the past five years, it has been revealed.Over the last five years, Mendip District Council has carried out a total of 43 national assistance funerals carried out by local authorities when no family can be traced or the family is unable to make the necessary arrangements.In 2011, seven of these funerals were carried out at a cost of £2,298, with the figure dropping to four funerals in 2012,...
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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THE INQUEST into the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers who were killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia in 2015 will focus on Scunthorpe victim Claire Windass today (Tuesday, January 24). Mrs Windass, 54, grew up in Barnetby and lived in Scunthorpe for 35 years, before moving to Hull in 2012 after getting married. Three men jailed after raid on Scunthorpe businessShe was sunbathing on the beach in the popular tourist resort of Sousse with her husband when the attack happened. Last week the...
Finance Magnates
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The Event Chronicle
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Harvard researchers also revealed in 2012 that children exposed to fluoride in drinking water had lower IQs. All of this makes the decision to remove it from our drinking water a no-brainer. “The existence of so many human studies on fluoride neurotoxicity highlights the urgent need for a diligent risk assessment, per EPA’s Guidelines, to ensure that the general public, and sensitive subpopulations, are not ingesting neurotoxic levels,” the petition says. And I know I’m not the only one to agree. Source: Collective Evolution
Informed Comment
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Al-Sisi for his part has long since declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and has waged a concerted campaign to destroy the organization, which had won the 2011 parliamentary elections and the 2012 presidential elections in 2012 before being overthrown in 2013. The Muslim Brotherhood is the Sunni world's religious Right, and typically agitates to move society away from secular principles and toward a more fundamentalist vision. Trump is alleged to have said that the US will support the Iraqi army with air strikes and military aircraft to end terrorism in that country. As I said, you'll have to decide for yourself how plausible these details are. Given al-Diyar's politics, it seems to me more likely that it has Syrian sources than Egyptian ones, so this may be al-Assad's secret police passing on their impression of the Trump-Sisi exchange, perhaps based on what their Egyptian counterparts told them.
NPR
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KyivPost
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Industrial production in Ukraine in 2016 increased by 2.4 percent after a decline lasting four years: in 2015 it fell by 13 percent, in 2014 by 10.1 percent, in 2013 by 4.3 percent, and in 2012 by 0.7 percent. According to the State Statistics Service, in December last year the growth compared to the same month of the previous year accelerated to 4.5 percent compared to 3.7 percent in November and 0.8 percent in October. According to a new formula of data provision, the agency said that adjusted for the effect of calendar days industrial production in December 2016 from December 2015 increased by 4.8 percent, which is 2.3 percent higher than in November and 1.6 percent than in October. The service said in December 2016 in relation to the previous month industrial production rose by 1.9 percent, and taking into account the seasonal factor by 2.4 percent. The post Industrial production in Ukraine 2.4 percent up in 2016 appeared first on KyivPost .
The Week
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The organism was given an expanded genetic code with two extra molecules, a technique which the scientist hope will ultimately allow them to program how E coli functions. Idyllic town plagued by calls to Babestation A picture-pretty Irish town is being plagued by callers trying to reach the phone services of pornographic TV channel Babestation. Residents of Westport, in County Mayo, named the nicest place to live in Ireland by the Irish Times in 2012, are being called at night by viewers who forget to include the international dialling code to reach the channel. Briefing: Why Hadrians Wall was so important For nearly 300 years, Hadrians Wall marked the north-west frontier of the Roman empire. Dating back to at least 122AD, when emperor Hadrian visited the British Isles, the wall this year celebrates its 30th anniversary as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Heres what you need to know about its history. Hadrians Wall: Who built it and why was it so important?
The Cornishman
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Den of Geek
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The Iran Project
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Channel4 News
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There's pooled TV footage from past exercises as well (though none from last June's aborted exercise) and there are accounts of the gatherings that accompany these DASO (pronounced day-so) exercises it stands for Demonstration and Shakedown Operation. No account beats the one in Professor Peter Hennessy's The Silent Deep, referred to by Labour MP John Spellar in the Commons. Prof Hennessy records attending the DASO exercises in May 2009 and another in October 2012. There are gatherings and celebratory dinners in hotels along Florida's Cocoa Beach. The Russians turn up with two naval ships to watch the proceedings and even send a jokey message over communications system congratulating everyone on a successful launch. The 60-ton missiles are supposed to have an accuracy down to a few metres even as they fire over 4,000 nautical miles or more.
EVO
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Their strongest competition will come from the number 55 Mazda, which was second fastest in testing. This year will be the last to feature the Prototype Challenge category, which is made up of just five Orecas. The GT Le Mans class, meanwhile, comprises 11 cars, specifically two Corvette C7 Rs, two BMW M6 GTLMs, four Ford GTs , two Porsche 911 RSRs and a Ferrari 488 GTE. And then there’s the GT Daytona class, which is by far the biggest category, made up of 27 cars from nine different manufactures. Dont think that the slower GT cars have attracted lesser drivers, though – the calibre of talent here is just as impressive as in the Prototype class. Three-time World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx will share a seat in a Ford GT with Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan. And Bruno Spengler, who won the 2012 DTM championship in a BMW, will race an M6 GTLM.
South China Morning Post
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Hong Kong has ranked as the most expensive location in Asia for expatriates to lease a high-end apartments for the fifth year running, despite the citys rents having fallen by about 13 per cent since 2012, according to a survey by ECA International. The survey comes a day after Hong Kong kept its ranking as the worlds least-affordable urban centre to buy a home for the seventh year, says Demographia International Housing Affordability Surveys study of 406 cities around the...
Washington Free Beacon
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Politico
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PressTV News
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Western Daily Press
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Taxpayers in Mendip have paid out more than £25,000 for paupers' funerals held in the past five years, it has been revealed.Over the last five years, Mendip District Council has carried out a total of 43 national assistance funerals carried out by local authorities when no family can be traced or the family is unable to make the necessary arrangements.In 2011, seven of these funerals were carried out at a cost of £2,298, with the figure dropping to four funerals in 2012,...
PCWorld
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President Donald Trump has named Commissioner Ajit Pai, an outspoken opponent of the FCC’s net neutrality rules, as the next head of the agency. The choice was widely expected after Trump’s election last November. Pai is the senior Republican on the commission, having served since 2012. He doesnt need to be confirmed by the Senate because he is already on the Commission. Pai attacked the reclassification of broadband as a utility in 2015, saying it would place excessive burdens on service providers, other internet players and consumers. The expansion of broadband service through a competitive marketplace has been one of Pai’s themes as a commissioner. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
TIME - Global Spin
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SiteProNews
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An Apple TV may just be in the works, after all. Foxconn chairman Terry Gou let it slip over the weekend that Apple may be teaming up with his company to build a $7 billion flat-panel screen factory in the U.S., Business Insider is reporting . Foxconn is the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company that constructs Apple's iPhones. Gou, according to the article, has said in the past it would be too expensive to ship large-screen TVs from Asia so, if Apple does intend to produce its own large flat-panel televisions, it would need to do so in the U.S. And sharing the cost of building such a factory with Foxconn would be more cost-effective. CEO Tim Cook expressed interest in an Apple TV more than four years ago. “When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years,” Cook told NBC in a December 2012 interview .
Adweek
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Lincolnshire Echo
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Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley has backed the decision to return Sincil Bank's Stacey West Stand to home fans. For the first time in years, the stand was occupied by Imps supporters for Friday night's home clash with Dover Athletic, which Cowley's side won 2-0. The stand, named in memory of Imps fans Bill Stacey and Jim West, who died in the Bradford fire disaster in 1985, was closed in 2012 to save money as the club continued to adjust to relegation from the Football League. READ MORE:...
The Huffington Post
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CUTTING FEDERAL SPENDING." Freedom Partners gave more than $130 million to organizations that supported Obamacare's repeal in 2012 along, according to its IRS filing. $115 million was given to the CPPR and $15.7 billion went to the 60 Plus Association, which also lobbied heavily against it. CPPR funneled money to other groups as well, creating a fake storm of "grassroots" opposition. Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity routinely used Obamacare as a hot-button issue, targeting key Democrats with " issues ads " in their re-election races - which, of course, means that they were aiding Republicans in those races. American Encore also spent millions the same way. A Friendly Koch Takeover Short is not the only Koch person to join the Trump Administration. VP Mike Pence is a Koch ally and he has been helping stack the cabinet with a coterie of Koch friends.