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Filed under: Geneva Motor Show , Subaru , Hatchback Subaru hatches its next small liftback. Continue reading You can almost make out the shape of the new Subaru Crosstrek You can almost make out the shape of the new Subaru Crosstrek originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments
Washington Free Beacon
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A major focus of the Democratic Party's post-election rebuilding process has been the race for chair of the Democratic National Committee, an issue that has delved into a battle between the Clinton wing of the party and the more liberal faction that supports Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). So far the Clintons have avoided engaging in this proxy fight for the party as the candidates for chair rarely mention either Clinton, sensing a level of impatience with them among voting members of the committee and elected officials who want to see a younger generation of Democrats take power, Politico noted. Helping candidates in 2018 and 2020 with fundraising would be one way the Clintons could help their party, the report said. Democrats are considering ways Clinton could emerge as a prominent potential ally for local-level officials. For example, a major problem faced by Democratic state parties in red states is the reluctance of national party leaders to travel and help them raise money, due to those state's lack of relevance in national races.
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Nearly half of Massachusetts voters are ready for a new senator to replace Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the 2018 election, according to a new poll. Forty-six percent of Massachusetts voters who took the survey, which was conducted by MassINC Polling Group and WBUR, are ready to vote Warren out of office, Politico reported Monday. Meanwhile, 37 percent of poll respondents said they disapprove of Warren, while 51 percent said they approve. These numbers show a sharp decline from April 2015, when a poll showed that Warren had a 62 percent approval rating and a 21 percent disapproval rating. It's not a great place to start for her, but she still would be the favorite at this point, said Steve Koczela, president of MassINC Polling Group. The poll was conducted from Jan. 15 to 17 and surveyed 508 registered Massachusetts voters. While no Republican has officially announced a 2018 election bid to unseat Warren, who is known as one of the more progressive members of the Senate, retired Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has said that he is considering such a challenge.
The Huffington Post
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In the short term, term limits meant that Raúl Castro's presidency would end in February 2018, which he has confirmed . In the long term, that raised questions on the post-Castro era. To be sure, in 2013 Miguelaz-Canel, a Communist Party insider, was promoted to first vice president of the Council of State - the first time ever that a revolutionary veteran did not hold that position. Technically, according to the Cuban constitution , if the president dies, the first vice-president takes over. The seventh Party Congress, held in April 2016, nonetheless appointed Raúl Castro to be first secretary. While this does keep a revolutionary veteran in control of a key post after 2018, for the first time the head of the Cuba's Communist Party will not be the same person as Cuba's president. The rise of market socialism Market socialism can be defined as "an attempt to reconcile the advantages of the market as a system of exchange with social ownership of the means of production.
Leicester Mercury
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The fire service is set to hire 15 new trainee firefighters in 2017, just a year after there were plans to sack 88 from its crews. The Combined Fire Authority, which is made up of local councillors and leads the fire service in Leicestershire and Rutland, also announced plans for new equipment and vehicles, and also for a number of apprentices to be taken on in 2018. In a statement, the fire authority said it was now in the strongest position it had been in for years. In the past year, 29...
France 24
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The Tour of Qatar, cancelled this year because of an apparent lack of sponsorship, will return in 2018, the head of the emirate's cycling federation told state media on Sunday. Mohammed Al-Kuwari, the new president of the Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation, said the stage race will be held again after a year's gap in 2017 to allow the tiny Gulf country to help develop stronger national teams. "During the coming period, the federation is planning to organise strong local tournaments in a bid to discover local talents to represent the Qatari national teams," Kuwari told the Qatar News Agency in an interview. He added: "The federation will host international tournaments again next year, the most important of which will be the Tour of Qatar." It was announced in December by the UCI, world cycling's governing body, that the 2017 edition of the tour -- and the women's Tour of Qatar -- would be cancelled, apparently over a lack of a sponsor.
Autocar
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Latest shots of Z4 successor show rear design and taillights more clearly than ever; sports car is co-developed by Toyota and could get optional four-wheel-drive A 2018 BMW Z5 development car has been spotted testing with new rear bodywork, offering the best glimpse yet of the future production model's final shape. The car's tailgate sports a lip spoiler and features narrow lights, with a central brake light in the middle. Two exhaust tailpipes can be seen poking out from under the bumper. Our sources believe the car, which will be a successor to the Z4 , will make use of a hybrid drivetrain and come with optional four-wheel-drive. The nose of today's car looks unchanged from that of earlier development models, suggesting the final production car will feature a pair of wide front kidney grilles. They appear longer than the Z4's grilles, and are joined by familiar BMW features such as a lengthy bonnet and short overhangs.
Channel Pro
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While recruitment remains a struggle, MSPs can focus on in-house training and education, including regular meetings to help employees achieve their objectives. MSPs that become specialists in areas such as behavioural analytics, big data, network traffic analysis and security in particular, can turn the skills shortage to their advantage. Data security and regulation Data regulation and compliance will continue to be on the minds of companies, and 2017 will see more organisations preparing themselves for the implementation of the new GDPR legislation in 2018. A such, MSPs need to educate themselves – and their clients – on the changing data regulation and compliance landscape. Your customersregulatory and audit-driven requirements will drive the decisions they make around their IT spend. MSPs must also ensure clientsdata is always accessible, secure and recoverable.
Channel Pro
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Evidence of this was the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that took down Twitter, Reddit and Spotify recently. It was launched using connectedsmartdevices, and further highlighted the need to bake-in security into IoT devices. In its list of the top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018, Gartner highlighted the opportunities surrounding IoT security. This is of particular interest to the channel as more devices such as wearables enter the workplace, causing more headaches for IT teams that are already struggling with employees using their own unauthorised devices and apps within the organisation. “Security technologies will be required to protect IoT devices and platforms from both information attacks and physical tampering, to encrypt their communications, and to address new challenges such as impersonating ‘things’ or denial-of-sleep attacks that drain batteries.
The Huffington Post
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President Tweet has contempt for virtually everyone and is not going to be moved by mass protests. To stop him a movement for social change and human dignity needs both a short-term and long-term strategy. In the short-term Republican Party elected officials need to know if they continue to support his cruel agenda they will be punished at the polls in the 2018 mid-term elections. In the long-term, the millions of marchers, especially the younger people, need to return home and organize to take over the Democratic Party and make it an engine for progressive social change. This march invigorated me and everyone else on my bus going home. I am getting older, now sixty-seven, but I will continue to march with this progressive generation and support them in every way possible. I like to shout-out Venceremos , a Spanish slogan from the Cuban Revolution that roughly translates as "We Shall Overcome.
Politico
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) The Cruz team laughs at the prospect of former Bush adviser Matthew Dowd running as an independent. And though there are talented politicians on the state’s Democratic bench, the demographic winds needed to turn Texas blue in an off-year election dont appear to be gusting with the force necessary to dethrone a GOP incumbent. In lieu of a legitimate challenge, the most interesting storyline of Cruz’s reelection might be how different it looks and sounds from his two previous campaigns. Several longtime aides made the point that his 2018 race represents, in many ways, a third phase of Cruz’s political career. His Senate run in 2012 featured outsider infrastructure and outsider rhetoric; his presidential bid in 2016 featured insider infrastructure and outsider rhetoric; his reelection bid might complete the evolution, featuring insider infrastructure and insider rhetoric.
Politico
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It was a sleepy Wednesday morning last June when Ted Cruz tipped his hand. John McCain had sponsored an amendment to expand the FBI’s online surveillance capabilities, and it was a no-brainer for the many devout constitutionalists on Cruz’s Senate staff. Rand Paul and Mike Lee—two reliable Republican allies in the fight for civil liberties—were adamantly opposed, and it was presumed throughout the upper chamber that Cruz would be too. When the vote came, however, the Texas senator stunned his colleagues by siding with McCain and the GOP leadership. The amendment failed to advance, but Cruz’s vote sent tremors through his Senate office. The previous month he’d quit the 2016 race and returned to Congress, yet he was still in campaign mode, anatomizing daily decisions on calls with his political team. This particular vote—which was influenced, several sources recall, by data suggesting Cruz’s flirtation with libertarianism made him vulnerable on national security during the GOP primary —was the first clear indication that he was making the necessary course corrections to run again, and lent credence to a rumor on Capitol Hill: that his presidential brain trust would annex his Senate office in preparation for reelection in 2018 and a second shot at the White House in 2020.
Politico
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For weeks leading up to Trump’s swearing in, the constant refrain among friends and former aides who are struggling with the question of their next political step has been, Let's get through the inauguration first. The Clintons have been careful not to step into the party-shaping territory now occupied by Obama as the most recent Democratic president. And that posture is unlikely to change until at least late February, as the couple studiously stays away from a race for the DNC chairmanship that is widely seen as a Clinton-Sanders proxy fight. Still, party leaders and friends alike expect them to jump back into the political fundraising and campaigning circuit in some form by the 2018 midterms — and perhaps in time for 2017’s two gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia. A number of Hillary Clinton’s most prominent 2016 supporters are likely to need the help soon, including Florida Sen.
Politico
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“The job market for Democrats in D.C. is really tight now,” the DOJ worker said. “I dont know how many people in my office are staying because they dont have anywhere to go.” Even without an adversarial White House, the federal government would face a nearly unprecedented brain drain. Two-thirds of career employees in senior leadership positions are eligible for retirement in the next few years, and by 2018, 30 percent of all career federal employees will be eligible, according to a 2015 GAO report. Former political appointees said career service workers offer invaluable government experience to a new administration. You want to know what they know,” said Lisa Brown, who served as the White House staff secretary at the beginning of the Obama administration. “You want them to come to you and say, ‘we’ve tried this before and here’s why it didnt work.
The Sun Daily - World News
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NEW DELHI: India will replace its existing fleet of old railway coaches with high-tech German-built ones after nearly 200 people were killed in disasters on the network in the last two months. Thirty-nine people died when a train derailed on Saturday night in southern Andhra Pradesh state, exactly two months after 146 people died in a similar disaster near the northern city of Kanpur in Nov. The state-run network, one of the world's largest, has been hit by several smaller incidents in the same period, including another crash near Kanpur on Dec 28 when two people were killed. The deadly crashes have renewed concerns about the creaking colonial-era system, which experts say is suffering from chronic underinvestment and poor safety standards despite being a lifeline for millions. Speaking to AFP on Monday, a spokesman for Indian Railways said that the government was now looking to phase out the old and conventional coaches designed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai by 2018-19.
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Autocar
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Government proposal to extend the time before a car needs its first MOT from three years to four could be introduced in 2018 New cars will be required to undergo their first MOT test after four years instead of the current three from 2018 should a government proposal be adopted. The current three-year period needed before a car's first MOT was introduced in 1967, when it was reduced from 10 years. Now the government says "safer technology and improved manufacturing" have resulted in "new vehicles that stay roadworthy for longer". The government suggests the proposals, which will now undergo public consultation subject to being adopted in 2018, will save motorists around £100 million per year. The MOT test is undertaken by 2.2 million cars for the first time each year, with faulty lights the most common cause of these cars failing according to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
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