Voice Of America
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Mashable
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Ev Williams wrote at the start of 2015 that he was taking Medium in a new direction because ad-driven media on the internet was "broken." The future? Subscriptions. "Medium will remain the best place to share ideas that matter and to find independent voices and fresh perspectives for free. For members, it will get better. For $5 per month (introductory price), you'll get two upgraded aspects..." he wrote in a blog post published Wednesday. Those aspects are a new reading experience that Medium has yet to roll out (and will feature a select list of curated stories), along with better content thanks to a pledge to give all subscriber money, for the first few months, to writers and publishers on its platform. After that, the subscriptions revenue will split between content creators and Medium in an undisclosed way. Read more... More about Business , Journalism , Digital Media , Medium , and Business
The Sun Daily
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His projections of 6-7% loan growth for 2017 is higher than that of the projections given in December last year, which was at 4-5%, after recording 2% in financial year 2016. Speaking to reporters at the signing ceremony of AmBank SME Banking Portfolio Guarantee with Credit Guarantee Corp (CGC),Sulaiman said he is also looking forward for net interest rate margins to be maintained at 2% this year, despite intense competition on the deposits front. Yesterday, AmBank and CGC announced that it has extended an additional RM200 million financing for SME businesses through the latest tranche of its SME Portfolio Guarantee Scheme. So far, 8% of the amount has been given the green light for disbursement. In September, it allotted a sum of RM150 million for the previous edition of this scheme. Some 300 SME’s benefited, from the loans worth RM950 million which is has given out in four stages since 2015.
The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: Automotive total industry volume (TIV) grew by some 12% year-on-year (y-o-y) in February 2017 to 42,455 units, marking the second consecutive month of growth for the auto sector since the downcycle started in December 2015, MIDF Research said. The research house, in a note said, although February 2017 TIV was down 5% month-on-month (m-o-m), the weaker sequential numbers was mere seasonality, given a shorter working month in February compared with January. Notwithstanding seasonality, such as festive purchases ahead of Chinese New Year, MIDF Research said, the growth can be attributed to recent new launches, including the five national car launches, as well as Toyota’s and Honda’s new launches towards the third and fourth quarters last year, and early 2017. “We stick to our 2017 TIV forecast of a 2% y-o-y growth for now, but we see selective players staging strong volume growth this year i.
Global News
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Phys.Org
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A bird flu outbreak that has led officials to euthanize more than 200,000 animals in three Southern states already is the nation's worst since 2015 and new cases are still popping up, an expert said Wednesday.
The Event Chronicle
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Defying Valley Bias The tech industrySilicon Valley in particular—is deplorable when it comes to respect for older inventors and entrepreneurs. Silicon Valley's 150 largest tech companies were sued 226 times for age bias from 2008 through 2015, according to data from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has been quoted saying, “People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.” He’s 62. Lots of evidence pushes back against this ageism. One study found that twice as many successful entrepreneurs are over 50 as under 25. A 2011 study found that physicists make their greatest discoveries around age 48. If you saw the movie The Founder —which, apparently, nobody did—you might note that Ray Kroc was in his 50s when he got McDonald’s going. A man old enough to be Mark Zuckerberg’s great-grandfather just unveiled energy storage technology that might save the planet.
France 24
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The ice floating in the Arctic Ocean grows and shrinks on a seasonal cycle, reaching its largest size in March and its smallest at the end of the summer melt in September. This year's Arctic maximum spanned 5.57 million square miles (14.42 million square kilometers). That is 37,000 square miles below the previous record low in 2015. When scientists take account of the average sea ice extent for 1981-2010, this year's ice cover is 471,000 square miles smaller. The Arctic sea ice maximum has dropped by an average of 2.8 percent per decade since 1979, NASA said. "We started from a low September minimum extent," said Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "There was a lot of open ocean water and we saw periods of very slow ice growth in late October and into November, because the water had a lot of accumulated heat that had to be dissipated before ice could grow," he added.
The Economic Times
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Our stock option has been active for the last 6-7 years," said Amit Sinha, senior vice-president of One97.Paytm calculates the eligibility for awarding esops based on an individual's contribution to the company, duration of employment and their long-term potential. "We do not factor in a colleague's designation or remuneration to calculate eligibility," said a company representative.Esops are an avenue for companies to hire and retain critical talent but options to cash out are limited.In November 2015, Flipkart had sold between Rs 180 crore and Rs 240 crore in its employee trust fund to high net-worth individuals for the first time in eight years, in order to provide liquidity for its employees. The company currently has close to 40% employees who receive esops and the variable pay of senior employees is also tied to the company stock options.
The Event Chronicle
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This is a picture of it. (Image credit: Eater ) According to Eater : “Back in 2015, the San Francisco Bay Area-based company crowdfunded its mission to growclean meat.” Since then, it’s introduced a lab-grown meatball and plans to grow Thanksgiving turkey in a lab . The company has raised a total of $3 million, and plans to continue conversations with investors in the coming months. If all goes according to plan, Memphis Meatslab-grown poultry and beef will be available in supermarkets by 2021. Both Memphis Meats and Mosa Meat — which is based in the Netherlands and counts Google co-founder Sergey Brin among its investors — have produced lab-grown burger-like meat patties from bovine cells. Memphis says they are the first to grow poultry cells in a lab.” Upon investigating who holds stock in cultured meat , all trails go back to Silicon Valley.
The Sun Daily - Travel
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Baharden says the Islamic travel market is one of the world's fastest growing thanks the growth of cheap flights and booming Muslim middle classes. He estimates the number of Muslim travellers has surged from around 25 million a year in 2000 to 117 million in 2015. But it is not just at home that Thailand has gone halal. Food gets halal makeover From chicken and seafood to rice and canned fruit, the country has long been one of the world's great food exporters. Now a growing numbers of food companies are switching to halal to widen their customer base. Against a backdrop of humming machines churning out butter, Lalana Thiranusornkij, a Buddhist, explains how her family turned their three factories – under the KCG Corporation bannerhalal to access markets in Indonesia, Malaysia and in the Gulf. But going halal sometimes required some clever workarounds, such as how to avoid animal based gelatin to make jelly.
Voice Of America
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A poll released Sunday showed that for the first time since he took office in December 2015, more Argentines disapprove of Macri's performance than approve. He was elected after more than a decade of populist rule left Argentina with rampant inflation, dwindling central bank reserves and a wide fiscal deficit. Home heating subsidy cuts and other fiscal belt tightening have started taking a political toll, even as the economy climbs out of recession. The country's largest labor union has called a general strike for April 6.
Voice Of America
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Daily Mail - USA
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The Event Chronicle
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Two area of Antarctic green ice located by Landsat 8 The green color is most likely caused by phytoplankton, at least according to marine glaciologist Jan Lieser of Australia’s Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research. The microalgae has been seen in Antarctic ice before, with the most famous green ice occurrence being photographed in late February and early March of 2012 when a green mass was seen measuring 200 km by 100 km (20,000 sq. km) or 124 miles by 62 miles (7688 sq miles) – much bigger than the current one. The green ice was also seen near Granite Harbor in 2015. However, that green ice occurred in the late summer when phytoplankton normally occurs and is on the decline. The current frigid algae bloom is in early autumn and is increasing, even though the waters are getting colder as winter approaches. Another mystery involves where in the ice the algae is located.
Voice Of America
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The alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks in 2015, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was the subject of an international arrest warrant, yet was able to travel from Belgium to Syria via Egypt in 2013 before returning to Europe. Anis Amri — an asylum seeker who drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December and killed 12 peopleentered Germany from Italy via Switzerland, despite appearing on a terror suspect list. “So when you're looking at controlling people who are crossing the external frontier [of the EU], some of whom are European passport holders, the officers there aren't getting the tools, the information and the data they need. With the free movement within the EU, it's very easy to move around the EU with weapons, quite often undocumented,” said Smith. The leaked EU report suggests officials are considering beefing up police checks within the passport-free Schengen zone — but there is political opposition.
Techradar
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Lessons learned Android was able to beef up its security this past year using several new features such as Smart Lock, Safe Browsing, and Google-backed security APIs for third-party developers, according to Google's main report . From 2015-2016, Android's own Verify Apps feature claims to have dropped the amount of malicious activities via Google Play Store app to all-time lows, such lowering install rates of trojans by over 50% to just 0.016% of installs among the tech giant's 1.4 billion-strong user base. Backdoors and unauthorized loaders were also down, making up less than even a hundredth of a percent of installs in 2016. Phishing apps took an especially hard hit, down over 70% the previous year to an install rate of 0.0018%. Google boasts that by the end of 2016 only 0.05% of devices that downloaded apps exclusively from the Google Play Store has software that was potentially harmful, down from 0.
Times of Israel
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KyivPost
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KyivPost
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Radar Online
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Years later, however, Woods claims he and Nordegren are best friends. Elin and I are devoted to our kids, and we have become best friends are we care for them writes the dad of Sam , 9, and Charlie , 8. It's all about the kids for us. PHOTOS: Tiger WoodsRumored Girlfriend Spotted After $200K Cash Scandal He also reflects on how his beloved father Earl , who died in 2006, would have reacted to his cheating and partying . He too would have been disappointed in my poor personal decisions, he says. Woods later moved on to Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn , but the couple split in 2015 after two years together . As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, he is now dating stylist and socialite Kristin Smith . We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.
Adweek
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Nottingham Evening Post
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Prop Kieran Davies is the latest Nottingham Rugby player to put pen to paper on a new one-year deal with the club.The 24-year-old loosehead has committed his future to the Green and Whites, after arriving at Lady Bay from Exeter Chiefs in the summer of 2015.The imposing front rower made 22 league and cup appearances in his first season at the club.An injury picked up in February's trip to Richmond then cut short Davies' 2016/17 campaign, but not before he had featured a further 16 times in a...
Voice Of America
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" In Angola, North Korea has trained the presidential guard in martial arts. In Namibia, it worked on a project to build a munitions plant using North Korean laborers and components. The project began in 2010, but was discontinued in 2015, according to the report. The United Nations alleges North Korea used its construction company known as Mansudae Overseas Projects, which primarily builds statues and monuments, as a front for the military work in Namibia. “It's quite important for African member states to be aware of not only what has been banned most recently, but also the ways in which companies such as Mansudae operate on behalf of U.N. designated entities such as KOMID under-the-radar to participate in prohibited activities,” Griffiths said. In June 2016, Namibia announced it had ceased dealings with both North Korean companies in order to be compliant with U.