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Facebook today released its latest report on global government requests for the second half of 2016, noting there has been a 9 percent increase in requests for user account data compared with the earlier part of that year, but a 28 percent decrease in content restrictions for violating local law. However, that latter decrease doesnt necessarily indicate that content Read More
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Acer has unveiled a pair of new gaming notebooks, including a super-thin laptop which packs an impressive amount of power for its size. The Predator Triton 700 is the first in a new series of laptops designed to be nice and thin, yet without compromising on the power front thanks to some clever cooling technology. Indeed, at todays Next@Acer event, the company showed a slide which claimed that the Triton hit a 3DMark score of 17,000, compared to the Razer Blade 2016s score of 11,139 (although the precise spec of the Triton notebook benchmarked wasnt mentioned). So how portable is the Triton 700? Were talking 18.9mm thin (thats Ultrabook slim, albeit 1mm thicker than the aforementioned Razer Blade) with a weight of 2.6kg, and this is a 15.6-inch notebook with a smart-looking black chassis and a minimalist design.
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Based on estimated user data , surveys , and Twitter, it already seemed like Lyft benefitted from #DeleteUber. Three months after the social campaign to abandon Uber took off, Lyft finally offered its investors proof that those metrics translated to a major boost on the business side. The company's bookings and ridership surged in the first quarter of 2017, Bloomberg reported based on fundraising documents Lyft prepared for investors. Lyft reportedly expected $800 million in bookings in the first three months of the year, double its bookings a year ago. Those expectations appear to be achievable. In February, at the height of #DeleteUber, Lyft completed 22.8 million rides up 137 percent from February 2016. Read more... More about Uber , Ride Hailing Apps , Delete Uber , Lyft , and Business
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French citizen, Felix Croft, who helped undocumented migrants cross the Italian-French border, was declared not guilty on people smuggling charges by a court in Imperia, Thursday. On July 22 2016, 28-year-old Croft was stopped by the police in the Italian town Ventimiglia with a Sudanese family: a father, a pregnant mother, two children and an uncle, hidden in his car. Italian justice accused him of human smuggling and requested a sentence of three years and four months of imprisonment as well as a €50,000 ($54,467.5) fine. However, the judge of Imperia declared him not guilty. Croft expressed his relief, stating "I trust in justice, generally speaking, not just in one justice in particular. Then it is important that it gets applied. And that is what happened, at least today." Before adding, "justice was done to me." Video ID: 20170427 027 Video on Demand: Contact: Twitter: Facebook:
The Guardian - Network Front
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ICC votes 13-1 to cut India’s share of global eventscashIndia’s $293m still more than double England’s $143m India’s participation in the Champions Trophy is in doubt following a landmark vote by the International Cricket Council that went against the sport’s most powerful nation and means their share of the financial pot from global events will suffer a significant cut. The Board of Control for Cricket in India had already missed Tuesday’s deadline to submit their squad for the eight-team tournament, which begins in England on 1 June, and reports in the country are now claiming a boycott is being considered by factions within the embattled governing body. India’s delay in naming a 15-man party for their title defence had been flagged up in advance as being down to “operational reasons” but it comes in the same week they were outvoted 13 to one at the ICC board meeting in Dubai on a new financial model in which their share of revenues from 2016 to 2023 is slashed from $570m440m) to $293m in a scaling back of the so-called Big Three reforms of 2014.
Finance Magnates
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BME revealed that revenues pointed lower, coming in at €82.3 million, down 0.2 percent YoY compared to Q1 2016.
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Well, according to official statistics, the last Labour Government built nearly 1.2 million houses across the UK between March 2004 and March 2010. From April 2020 to March 2016, first the Coalition and then the Conservative Government, built about 874,000 homes. You have to take account of course of the state.
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4 and 4 years respectively. Yikes. The problem is loyalty. Loyalty is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Employees are loyal to a fulfilling career, not a job78% would stay if they knew they had a career path. #HR #EmployeeEngagement Mercer (@mercer) December 9, 2016 It's not entirely our fault; We're given bad advice. The strategy is:" Don't ask for a raise, get a new job instead ." It's a destructive strategy that results in less trust. Employers limit the responsibility they give you because they believe you won't be here that long anyway... Work has become this cutthroat environment where we all pretend to look out for the team, when in reality, we're looking out for ourselves. If you're a sophisticated developer, you know. At many companies, project managers and other developers are all too eager to throw each other under the bus for more money.
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The Truth About Cars
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The Guardian - Network Front
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Court rules immediate publication is essential and rejects Defra’s plea to delay until after the general election The government has been ordered to publish its plans to tackle air pollution by 9 May after a judge rejected a plea by ministers to delay until after the general election. Mr Justice Garnham, ruling against the government, also told ministers to stick to his original deadline of 31 July to publish the final policy on tackling the air quality crisis – the same date specified in his original order in November 2016 . Continue reading...
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Hani is a 21-year-old Khan Yunis resident and the oldest of his brothers and sisters. He started suffering at the age of 5 when he was diagnosed with cancer in the respiratory system and otitis media. As the medical facilities in the Gaza Strip cannot accommodate the advanced treatment that his condition requires, his case was transferred to Assuta hospital in Tel Aviv in 2016. Until now, his exit permit for medical treatment has been rejected by the occupying power for security reasons. Hani received both chemotherapy and radiology in Hadasa hospital in Jerusalem in 2005, as a result of which damage occurred in his right facial nerve, which he suffers from until the present day ... Approximately one year ago, the doctors decided that Hani should do an atomic [nuclear?] scan of the tumor area before a big surgery in order to determine how spread the tumor is and plan the surgery and treatment accordingly.
The Economic Times
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The real estate (regulation and development) Act, 2016 (RERA) is set to become effective across all the states from 1 May 2017. This means every state has to establish a Regulatory Authority by that date. The Regulatory Authority will, however, have another three months to frame the rules and regulations. In the meantime, several builders of ongoing projects, which are nearing completion, are busy arranging the occupancy certificate (OC) from their local authorities. A plausible reason could be that they may not wish their on-going project to fall under the purview of RERA. Rohit Gera, MD, Gera Developments and VP Credai - Pune Metro says, "RERA is not applicable to those projects that have the Occupancy Certificate as on the date of notification. The objective of RERA is to protect customers especially through the period of the construction of the project.
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on options for the father redevelopment of the Ravenscraig site. Over £45 million has been invested to date to deliver a first phase of development. Market conditions have rendered impossible to deliver the proposed phase two of the Ravenscraig Ltd master plan. That is why in August 2016 Scottish enterprise approved a contribution of up to £415,000 to part fund the development of a new master plan that will enable Ravenscraig Ltd to create a new master plan that is due in late an early summer
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Daily Mail - Home
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Crimes involving a knife or sharp instrument recorded in 2016 totalled 32,448 offences, representing a 14 per cent rise on the year before, according to new figures released by the ONS.
Herald Courier
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Some might expect everything involving Wyoming's offensive line to be smooth sailing, considering the group returns four out of five starters from 2016.
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The Cornishman
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A young driver who caused the death of a 16-year-old girl has been sent to prison despite pleas from her family for the judge to show leniency. Coree Lee Amonn, 19, from Longfield in Falmouth, was the driver in a horror crash at Castle Drive in the town on January 3, 2016, which claimed the life of local teenager Sophie Taylor. The former Falmouth School student admitted causing death by careless driving, but denied the more serious charge of causing death by dangerous driving. Coree...
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Plans to turn the former BQ outlet into a retail park boasting four new superstores have taken a step forward. Family-run HBH Woolacotts has teamed up with Furniture World to breathe new life into a vacant unit at Coypool Retail Park. BQ closed at the beginning of the year, after the DIY giant announced in 2016 it would be shutting 60 branches across the UK and Ireland. The Crownhill branch will remain open. Its former store in Plympton has been fenced off by the new...