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The wind and rain will affect the north of England, the Midlands, East Anglia and north Wales, which, as I say, is getting the brunt of it at the moment. There's an amber warning in place at the moment for wind and we're expecting gusts on the trains, the east coast Main line after 9:30am is going to run a reduced service with the speed limit going to 50 mph.
The Sun Daily - Business
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The Washington Times - Football
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Pierre Garcon may be looking for work soon, and he knows it. The Redskins wide receiver, who will become a free agent on March 9, posted a plea to potential employers on his Instagram this week. The image was of Garcon in his burgundy and gold ...
Politico
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Such a probe would have bipartisan membership, subpoena power, and a full-time staff. The circulated missive, titled, “RE: Investigations into Russian Interference,” insists that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself from oversight of prosecutors investigating the president, and it suggests that elected officials be willing and prepared to walk away from the GOP-led committee investigations if they’re not both thorough and transparent. It also called the need for a 9/11 Commission-style investigation “more critical than ever,” while acknowledging the ongoing formal efforts by both the Senate and House Intelligence committees. “While these committee investigations are important, questions remain whether they will have the freedom to fully investigate all the serious allegations in the public domain, including subpoena power for the chairman and ranking member.
Sputnik International
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In its continuing bid to go solar, India has announced that 7,000 railway stations across the country will be converted to solar power. The government intends to pay for these and other renewable energy sources through a tax on coal, part of an initiative to increase India’s solar capacity from 9 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 to 100 in 2022.
Lincolnshire Echo
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Voice Of America
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The reservoir's operators have been releasing water at maximum levels since January 9 but it was not enough to avoid a spillover because of recent storms, Rachael Gibson, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, said at a news conference. Trash-strewn floodwaters inundated city blocks in California's third-largest city, as firefighters in inflatable boats on Tuesday ferried stranded residents to dry ground. Thousand face mandatory evacuation Aside from 14,000 people whom officials said were placed under mandatory evacuation orders, with many taking up residence in emergency shelters, the city has issued a less severe evacuation advisory to 22,000 people, urging them to leave their homes as well. “This is nothing you ever want to see in your community,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told a news conference. Residents of the flooded area, which is near downtown and is made up of apartment buildings and townhomes, would not be allowed to return to their properties on Wednesday, Liccardo said.
Universe Today
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Last year, Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin found indirect evidence for the existence of a large planet in the outer reaches of our Solar System likely located out past Pluto and since then, the search has been on. The latest research continues to show signs of an unseen planet, the hypothetical Planet 9. Astronomers using the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) in the Canary Islands looked at two distant asteroids called Extreme Trans Neptunian Objects’ (ETNOs), and spectroscopic observations show and their present-day orbits could be the result of a past interaction with a large superearth-type object orbiting the Sun at a distance between 300 to 600 AU. Researchers say the orbits of asteroids 2004 VN112 and 2013 RF98 suggest that the two were once a binary asteroid which separated after an encounter a large body, with a mass of between 10 and 20 Earth masses.
Bleacher Report
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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Wednesday that they have signed forward Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract. Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon first reported the defending champions intended to ink Williams to another 10-day pact. The deal will reportedly pay out $67,700. Once it expires, the Cavaliers will have to decide whether they want to sign Williams for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. But based on the way he's performed to this point, Cleveland would be wise to keep him in the fold. In four games with the Wine and Gold to date, Williams is averaging 9.8 points, three rebounds and 0.3 steals on 60 percent shooting from the field, including 37.5 percent shooting from three. And while the sample size is minuscule, the Cavaliers have been efficient during Williams' 91 minutes on the floor. According to NBA .com's statistical database , the Cavaliers have outscored opponents by 20.
Voice Of America
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BoingBoing
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BMW Blog
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9 seconds, which is far faster than a vehicle as big and heavy as the 7 Series should be able to go. The M760Li’s top speed is a governed 155 mph but, with the M Driver’s Package that top speed bumps up to 189 mph. Those kind of performance figures put the M760Li in BMW M4 territory. We’ve recently tested the M760Li both on the track and backroad near Palm Springs, and we came back impressed. Here is the video with the BMW engineer walking us through the changes of the M760Li compared to the standard limousine. [This post contains video, click to play] The article BMW engineer talks about the new 2017 BMW M760Li appeared first on BMW BLOG
Ruptly TV
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The new St. Petersburg Arena, formerly known as 'Zenit Arena' opened its doors to visitors in Russia's Cultural Capital on Wednesday, to test the readiness of one of the venues that will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Deputy Prime Minister for sports, tourism and youth policy Vitali Mutko said that he is "very glad that finally the city gets such a big sport multifunctional object, concerts may be held here and sport events." SOT, Vitali Mutko, Deputy Prime Minister for sports, tourism and youth policy (Russian): "I am very glad that finally the city gets such a big sport multifunctional object, concerts may be held here and sport events. Of course, football will be the most important one. I want to thank the constructors. There are still things to be done, on February 27, FIFA will make a visit, on March 9, we will come again to mark 100 days before the start of the Confederation Cup.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), whose revenue exceeded RM12 billion for the first time last year, is targeting 3.5-4% revenue growth this year, said its group CEO Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa. For the financial year ending Dec 31, 2017 (FY17), the group aims to maintain its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) at FY16 level and customer satisfaction measure of 73. For FY19 it is targeting 3.5-4% growth in revenue and EBIT, and customer satisfaction measure of 73. TM’s customer satisfaction is measured using the TR*M index, which measures end-to-end customer experience at all touch points. All the headline key performance indicators (KPIs) except customer satisfaction measure include webe. FY17 will be webe’s first full-year performance following its launch in September 2016. In FY16, TM’s revenue rose 2.9% to RM12.06 billion from RM11.
The Sun Daily
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Last year, LTAT processed 11,179 withdrawal applications from members upon completion of their service with the Armed Forces amounting to RM1.7 billion and an additional RM15.9 million was paid out to 1,952 members who were eligible to purchase a house or land under the Housing Withdrawal Scheme.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.2% to 118.2 in January 2017 from 114.5 in the corresponding month of the preceding year, the highest since February last year. Among the major groups that recorded increases were the indices for transport (+8.3%), food & non-alcoholic beverages (+4.0%), recreation services & culture (+3.2%), health (+2.5%), restaurants and hotels (+2.1%), education (+2.0%) and housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+1.9%). The index of transport group showed a significant increase of 8.3% on a year-on-year basis in January 2017, after falling 0.6% and 1.5% in December 2016 and November 2016. The index for food & non-alcoholic beverages, which accounted 30.2% in the CPI weights, increased 4.0% in January 2017. The index for food & non-alcoholic beverages recorded an increase higher than the rate of overall CPI. Core inflation rose 2.3% in January 2017 compared to the same month of the previous year.
The Sun Daily
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For the first nine months of FY17, Glomac earned a net profit of RM109.16 million, an 87.3% rise to its net profit of the cumulative period of the preceding year, where it earned RM58.28 million. Revenue was down from RM427.18 million to RM422.9 million.
Politico
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Two sources close to Wiles said she will get another job in the Treasury Department. Lansing left February 9, after working through the issue. His official file says he left on his accord. The intensive background check includes questions on the applicant's credit score, substance use and other personal subjects.
Daily Mail - Home
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The Points Guy
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Earlier today, Korean Air took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner — with nine more on the way. TPG and I were in attendance and had an opportunity to tour the airline's latest wide-body plane, which will initially enter service with 3x daily domestic flights between Seoul (ICN) and Jeju (CJU). A flight to Tokyo will follow, then Korean Air will add the plane to its Seoul-Toronto (YYZ) nonstop route on June 1. Eventually, the aircraft will also operate a third daily flight to Los Angeles (LAX), and will enable daily service between Seoul and Seattle (SEA), with increased frequency scheduled to begin in May (with a 777 for the time being). Watching Korean Air take delivery of their first 787-9! ✈✈✈ Posted by The Points Guy on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 What makes Korean Air's 787-9 unique (as you can see below, and in the Facebook Live tour above) is a decision to install the exact same APEX seat in both business and first class.