Beijing Bulletin
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BoingBoing
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Washington Free Beacon
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France 24
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The IMF does monitor currencies and other economic policies in the 189 member countries, and its rules dictate members must "avoid manipulating exchange rates... to gain an unfair competitive advantage over other members." However, in practice the fund can only exert real pressure to change policies on those countries that have IMF loan programs in place. Despite the Trump administration's focus on China, charging it with keeping the renminbi artificially low to make its exports more competitive -- a charge many economists agreed with up until a few years ago -- Beijing in recent years has instead been working to keep the currency's exchange rate from falling too low. In its last annual review of the Chinese economy, in August 2016, the IMF said the renminbi was "broadly in line with fundamentals." But in 2015 it had appreciated by 10 percent and was "moderately stronger" than the state of its economy would dictate, contradicting the Trump administration view of an artificially weak currency.
Ashford Herald
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A Dartford acid attack thug who left his victim with permanent sight damage has been jailed for 10 years. Thomas Eastwood brutally assaulted his 44-year-old victim as he was breaking up a fight between a gang of youths on London Road, Vange, Essex. Eastwood threw a concentrated alkaline substance into the victim's face on March 19, 2016. Read more: A man suffered cuts to his face in a late-night attack in Ashford His victim had been driving when he saw the group of youths fighting outside...
Finance Magnates
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BBC News 24
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Clive Coleman, BBC News. Joining me now is Kate Stewart, who travelled to Gibraltar in 2016 to get a civil partnership with her partner Matthew. Explain why you went to Gibraltar and what you think you achieved when you did that? Well, my partner and I had been together for over ten years, and we wanted to be able to formalise our relationship and make that long-standing commitment to each other as many couples do.
Vice News YouTube
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In 2016, there were more than 760 homicides in Chicago, the highest figure the city had seen in 30 years. Chicago has four level one adult trauma centers, but not one of them is within 30 minutes of the city’s south side, where most of the murders occur. In an emergency, that distance could mean the difference between life and death. After a decades-long battle, a trauma center is scheduled to open at the University of Chicago next year. Until then, some south side residents are trying to address the problem themselves. Watch: "What went through the mind of a young black activist when the Chicago Police Department asked him to join the force" - http://bit.ly/2l4PWFb Read: "The five most outrageous parts of the DOJ's Chicago Police report" - http://bit.ly/2l4Toj8 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.
The Huffington Post
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Candice Wiggins didnt hold back on the WNBA in a jaw-dropping new interview . The basketball player, 30, told The San Diego Tribune that shed been planning to continue playing for an additional two seasons before opting to retire from professional sports in 2016 after eight seasons. Among the factors that influenced her decision, she said, was that shed been subjected to aggressive behavior from her teammates... for not being gay. I didnt like the culture inside the WNBA, and without revealing too much, it was toxic for me, Wiggins, who played for the Minnesota Lynx , Tulsa Shock , Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty , said. Me being heterosexual and straight, and being vocal in my identity as a straight woman was huge. I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. It was a conformist type of place.
Washington Free Beacon
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"They are highly complex and dynamic, technologically diverse, and often geographically dispersed. This complexity increases the difficulty in identifying, managing, and protecting the myriad of operating systems, applications, and devices comprising the systems and networks." The risk is exacerbated due to longstanding issues with security that has left the federal network "riddled with security vulnerabilities." The problems extend to all federal agencies, according to the report. "Systems used by federal agencies are often riddled with security vulnerabilities—both known and unknown," the report states. A national database of known vulnerabilities includes 82,384 entries as of February 2016, "with more being added each day." It is impossible to calculate the number of unknown vulnerabilities lurking in these systems. The number of cyber attacks and potential intrusions has been growing each year, according to the report, which notes that "until fiscal year 2016, the number of information security incidents reported by federal agencies to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) U.
The Economic Times
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We did miss out on some parts of the homework,” says Dipak Gupta, joint managing director, Kotak Mahindra Bank. “We took a huge pension hit of `300 crore in the first quarter. We didnt do our homework well there.” To ensure that there were no skeletons in the cupboard, ING Vysya’s stressed assets were transferred to a separatebad bank”. These problem loans were about 6% of the erstwhile ING Vysya’s total loans which were valued at Rs 2,575 crore. After having dealt with stressed assets at one go, the senior management felt that technology was a bigger challenge than anything else. “For us, we did the unpeeling of the onions and I can tell you we went through very difficult challenges between May and September (2016) because a lot of customer-related issues and challenges came up post-technology integration,” says Uday Kotak, executive vice chairman, Kotak Mahindra Bank.
MacRumors
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Apple's latest line of notebooks introduced an entirely revamped keyboard featuring flatter keys built using a second-generation butterfly mechanism, designed to optimize for stability while also maximizing travel. The butterfly mechanism was originally introduced in the ultra thin MacBook , but a newer version was implemented in the MacBook Pro. There have been mixed opinions about the keyboard of the 2016 MacBook Pro due to its vastly different feel compared to previous-generation MacBook Pro models, and it appears the new butterfly mechanism may also be less reliable compared to older construction techniques. A growing number of customers who have purchased a 2016 MacBook Pro are running into issues with the keyboard, including non-functional keys , strange high-pitched sounds on some keys, and keys with a non-uniform feel . There are dozens of threads both on MacRumors and on the Apple Support site .
NFL
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Bleacher Report
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21stCenturyWire
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.. Tyler Durden Zerohedge It would appear the mainstream media (along with several celebrities and politicians) are going to be apologizing to President Trump once again. Having spent the entire new cycle trying to ignore the immigrant crisis facing Sweden, and pin the ignorant tail on Trump, both Dagbladet and Expressen reports riots breaking out in the highly immigrant concentrated Stockholm borough of Rinkeby, Sweden with police firing warning shots as hundreds of young people threw stones and burned cars. During the evening hundreds of young people gathered in the center of Rinkeby, well-known for its high concentration of immigrants and people with immigrant ancestry. In June 2010, Rinkeby was the scene of riots and attacks against the local police station and Rinkeby is the region in which the '60 Minutes' crew were attacked in 2016. Rinkeby is a known problem area in Stockholm.
The Huffington Post
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But it is definitely NOT anti-Trump in nature, said Aaron Huey, a photojournalist whose organization collaborated with Fairey on the posters. The campaign was intentionally designed not to refer to any president or political party, according to Huey. Anyone who believes that these messages are dangerous or divisive needs to check themselves, he said. Carroll Countys school system has struggled to attract more diverse staff, according to a report filed with the school board last year, and only about 4 percent of its employees identify as minorities. Jim Doolan, who was board president at the time, told the Carroll County Times in 2016 that when he first came to the school system to teach more than 30 years ago, he would find Ku Klux Klan invitations on his car windshield. Carroll County also has a reputation as a place where people of color dont want to be after work hours, Superintendent Stephen Guthrie told the Times.
Channel 4
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From the messages, she claims, "It was clear that he was trying to get me to have sex with him." Ms Fowler says HR ignored her complaints, and despite providing more evidence against him and others at the company, it's alleged nothing was ever done. Eventually, she left. It's just the latest example of sexism in the tech industry. A 2016 report claimed that 60% of women working in Silicon Valley had received unwanted sexual advances. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick described Ms Fowler's allegations as abhorrent and has promised to launch an investigation.
euronews
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The Huffington Post
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Goal
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Marketing Land
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The Hill
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Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta suggested Monday that "forces within the FBI" worked against the Democratic nominee's campaign during the 2016 election."There are at least forces within the FB...