Derby Telegraph
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An emotive film that tells the story of how a teenage girl was groomed online then raped and murdered is being shown in schools across Derbyshire.Kayleigh's Love Story tells the shocking tale of schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood who was killed in 2015 after she was befriended over the internet.The Leicestershire 15-year-old was found dead in undergrowth and her killer, Stephen Beadman, was jailed for life while the man who groomed her online, Luke Harlow, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.READ MORE:...
The Event Chronicle
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Previously it had been put up in London and New York City for brief periods of time, and so this marked only the third time that it has been displayed. The following comes from Breaking Israel News … A replica of a Roman arch that once stood in front of the pagan Temple of Baal was erected for the World Government Summit in Dubai this week, creating a scene that one rabbi claims symbolizes the dangerous fusion of Ishmael and Edom against Israel. The original Roman Victory Arch stood for 1,800 years in Palmyra, Syria, until it was destroyed by ISIS in October 2015. A full-size 28-meter tall replica of the arch was created last year by the Institute for Digital Archeology, a joint project of Oxford and Harvard universities, and has been displayed twice before. The replica was erected for the opening of the World Government Summit that opened on Sunday in Dubai.
Marketing Land
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Sky News
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But it is fair to say that Sweden has grabbed the headlines of globally for pockets of violence that have taken place in some of the city centre would have had a large number of immigrants. Sweden had a very open-door policy to urge refugees until about the in the end of 2015, why just arrived in one gear.
MintPress News
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Barcelona police said 160,000 people took part in the march, while organizers said it reached 300,000 participants. There is an ample consensus in Catalonia to demand that the (government's) commitments are upheld, said organizer Ruben Wagensberg. In Sept. 2015, Spain's government pledged to bring 17,337 refugees in within two years: 15,888 from camps in Italy and Greece and 1,449 from Turkey and Libya. On Thursday, a group of 66 refugees65 Syrians and one Iraqi— who arrived in Madrid raised the total number of refugees that Spain has taken in to just 1,100. Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau, a former anti-eviction activist who has pushed Spain's government to let her city accept more refugees, joined the march. It is very important that in a Europe of uncertainty where xenophobia is on the rise for Barcelona to be a capital of hope, Colau said.
Voice Of America
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We've done our part, and we're ready to send her to China so she can have her own babies someday,'' Thompson said. With Bao Bao's departure, the National Zoo will have three remaining pandas. The zoo's two adult pandas, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, arrived on loan in 2000 but belong to China, as do any cubs they have. The pair's first cub, Tai Shan, returned to China in 2010. Their third cub, Bao Bao's younger brother Bei Bei, was born in 2015 and will remain at the zoo for now. A total of four U.S. zoos have pandas that are on loan from China. Pandas born in the United States return to China, generally by age 4. With Bao Bao's departure, there will be a dozen pandas remaining in the United States: four in Atlanta, three in Washington, three in San Diego and two in Memphis, Tennessee. The National Zoo and Washington residents have a special relationship with the creatures, however.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Families have won the right to appeal their child's school place after a controversial admissions ruling that removed the right for siblings to attend the same school was reversed.Nottinghamshire County Council changed its policy in March 2015 so that families living in catchment areas were given priority on school places over those who already have a child at the school but live further away.But Nottinghamshire County Council's children and young people's committee reversed that policy change...
Ruptly TV
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Five members of a South Korean family were found guilty by the District Court of Frankfurt on Monday, on charges of performing an exorcism on a 41-year old woman, who later died due to injuries caused by the ritual. A 44-year old cousin of the victim was convicted to six years of imprisonment, while his 21-year-old son and 19-year-old daughter will likely receive one-to-two years of imprisonment. The youngest of the co-defendants, two 16 year olds including the victim's son, are likely to receive two years of probation, resulting in a return to their home in Korea, reports say. The 41-year-old woman's corpse was found in a room at Frankfurt's InterContinental Hotel in December 2015. The case trial has been taking place since October 2016. Video ID: 20170220- 046 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
Ars Technica
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Enlarge (credit: GHETTO UBER DRIVER ) After a former Uber engineer's blog post went viral over the weekend, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick vowed on Twitter that his company will begin an “urgent investigation” into newly public allegations of sexual harassment. 1/ What's described here is abhorrent & against everything we believe in. Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired. https://t.co/6q29N7AL6Etravis kalanick (@travisk) February 20, 2017 Kalanick's comments came Sunday evening, hours after Susan J. Fowler, who had been a site reliability engineer, wrote on her blog that she experienced what amounted to institutional sexism within the company. The experience ultimately drove Fowler to quit. Fowler, who worked at Uber from November 2015 until December 2016, opened her piece with a sordid episode during her first few weeks of the company: Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Nottingham Evening Post
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Associated Press
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ABC News - International
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Techradar
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The PS Vita may not have been the runaway success that Sony had hoped for, but there may be life yet in the idea of a handheld follow up. Well, at least as far as this portable console patent suggests anyway. NeoGAF user ponpo uncovered the below Sony patent, which was filed in 2015 and has recently been made public: The patent, which describes a central screen unit with pronged controller grips either side, seems a halfway house between a smartphone or tablet and a handheld. In other words, it's not unlike Nintendo's soon-to-be-released Switch (though the 2015 date for the patent makes it more likely that Sony was taking "inspiration" from Razer's short-lived Edge Pro Gaming Tablet) . Vita vacuum Could this mark a return to the handheld space for Sony? Don't hold your breath. A patent submission for starters is not a definite marker for a new device in development it's simply a way for Sony to protect its ideas.
Radar Online
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He would tell me I was going to feel a pop. And that that would put my hips back and help my back pain. I remember being uncomfortable because of the area, Antolin, who was part of the national team from 1995-2000 and competed at the 1999 worlds, later added. But in my mind, I was like, If this helps, I'll do anything. It was treatment. You don't complain about treatment. The girls would say Yeah he touches you funny,' Howard, a three-time rhythmic gymnastics national champion, said. He started massaging me. And he had asked me not to wear any underwear. And then he continued to go into more and more intimate places. I remember thinking something was off but I didn't feel like I was able to say anything because he was, you know, this very high-profile doctor. PHOTOS: Murder, Drugs, Hookers & More! The OlympicsMost Shocking Secrets EXPOSED USA Gymnastics confirmed that an investigation was underway this week after the organization learned of athlete concerns regarding Nassar in June 2015.
Voice Of America
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Al Jazeera
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Croatian philosopher Srecko Horvat is going on a journey across Europe, searching for the connections between the crises he believes are tearing the continent apart. Unemployment, debt and an influx of refugees are often pointed to as the causes of a European identity crisis. But, Horvat asks, could they in fact be the results of it? He travels from Idomeni in Greece, where in 2015 refugees fleeing war and poverty entered Europe, to the dockyards of the Greek port of Pireaus, where workers' unions say they are fighting a new kind of privatisation, and from Romania, where people are fighting to protect their forests from international investment firms, to the City of London. Along the way, he argues that the real cause of Europe's identity crisis stems from the trauma of it colonising itself. "I think Idomeni is the best metaphor for what's happening in Europe today," he reflects.
Design Sponge
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In 2015, Tom's company gave him and his wife Gumi the opportunity to pick up their lives in London and embrace the bustling, bright-colored streets of Bangkok, Thailand. Without hesitation, the duo was in . With a rich expat community and apartments that come fully or semi furnished, the spot they set out for and the transition there seemed made for ease. And thankfully both have been. After a stint in another apartment, the couple ended up snagging this stellar pad in Sukhumvit, Bangkok. The building is lovely and modern, full of light and life as nearby restaurants and shops are go-go-going all the time. It's so exciting! Gumi says of their new area. She's found this exuberant Thai vibe so infectious it's even had a major impact on her personal style. When it came to interior decor, Gumi used to favor kitsch and mid-century design enriched with a vintage touch.
The Sun Daily
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The MACC also identified 10 plots of land in the Klang Valley owned by the suspects family members. Investigators also learnt that the secretary-general was an avid investor of gold and foreign currency, regularly trading millions of ringgit and observing markets for both portfolios personally. The man who is a director of government-linked company had also taken a trip to the United States to play golf — a holiday which allegedly was borne by certain individuals with vested interest in the Datuk's powers in the award of multi-million ringgit government contracts. The secretary-general had assumed the post of a high-ranking state officer in 2010 before he was was appointed as secretary-general of the current ministry he is with in 2015.
MintPress News
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Elevated levels of lead, a neurotoxin, were detected in children, and 12 people died in a Legionnaires' outbreak that has been linked to the improperly treated water. Flint's overall lead level no longer exceeds the federal limit but authorities still require residents to use faucet filters provided by the state. Michigan has allocated roughly $250 million toward resolving the disaster. Thirteen current or former government officials have been criminally charged in the crisis, including two emergency managers who were appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to run Flint. The commission's report notes the local, state and federal action to help Flint that began in late 2015 but criticized the timing, noting that by that time residents had been reporting heavily discolored and bad tasting water for well over a year. Even after some tests showed there was a problem, decision makers questioned the tests, not the water, the report said.
The Economic Times
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27 crore a year ago. "I would like to call it as year of aggression with purpose," Narayanan said. On whether Nestle would introduce new brands here, Narayanan said: "Yes. New categories means new brands as well." The company would also expand more offering in snacking category under Maggi brand. "You would find more offering in Maggi coming whether in the traditional noodles route or it would be value up of noodles as well," he said. In 2016 Maggi contributed 25 per cent of Nestle's total sales, which was down from 30 per cent of pre-crisis period. In 2015, Maggi was banned on allegations of high led content and presence of MSG in the snack, hitting the company sales. Contribution from chocolates last year was around 15 per cent. "I would be happy with 25 per cent coming out from Maggi over the year, that's the goal. I do not want to substantially delink it and the reason why new products have been launched to buffeting in the game.
Proactive Investors USA
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Zenith has decided to divest its Argentina operations after failing to return oil fields to production after being suspended since August 2015.
Expert Reviews TVs
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The Google Chromecast is a cheap way to make your TV smart and support for casting is getting better and better 30 inc VAT 20 Feb 2017
The Herald
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The UK's oil and gas industry is getting its head above water after posting negative tax receipts for the first time in 2015-16, the body which represents the sector has said.
Collective Evolution
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Stanford University researchers have created a new battery that could change the way we look at renewable energy storage forever. The team used urea, an affordable, natural, and readily-available material present in mammal urine and fertilizers to create a battery that is significantly more efficient than past versions. Stanford chemistry professor Hongjie Dai and doctoral candidate Michael Angell developed the nonflammable battery, which contains electrodes made from abundant aluminum and graphite. “So essentially, what you have is a battery made with some of the cheapest and most abundant materials you can find on Earth. And it actually has good performance,” explained Dai . “Who would have thought you could take graphite, aluminum, urea, and actually make a battery that can cycle for a pretty long time?” Dai's lab created the first rechargeable aluminum battery in 2015 to astonishing effect: a system that charged in less than a minute, and which lasted thousands of charge-discharge cycles.