Times of Israel
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BMW Blog
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At the 2017 New York Auto Show, we sat down with Alanna Tracey-Bahri, Product Manager at BMW North America, to talk about the current U.S. lineup and future models. Among many topics, one came up consistently the future of diesels in the United States. One model that has yet to be announced in the new 5 Series lineup is a diesel, but according to Bahri, customers will soon have a choice. Today, Car and Driver confirms that the model in question will be the 2018 BMW 540d, which will join diesel versions of the 3 Series, X3, and X5, all of which are currently for sale after passing more stringent EPA emissions testing for the 2017 model year. The 540d is powered by a 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbo diesel making 316 horsepower and it's expected to have better fuel economy than the previous generation 535d which was rated at 30-mpg EPA combined rating.
Ars Technica
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Intel Skylake die shot. (credit: Intel) While Intel's desktop and laptop processors are using the latest generation Kaby Lake core, the multisocket high-end Xeon processors, used in servers and workstations, are still using the much older Broadwell core. The full range is due to be refreshed soon, with a whole range of new chips using a derivative of the Skylake core. There's still not much known about these long-awaited processors, but Intel has let slip one thing: an all-new naming scheme. Currently, Xeons have a series name—one of E3, E5, and E7—a model number—a four digit number—and a version number. The version number denotes the basic architecture, with the current version 4 meaning Broadwell. The series name indicates the core variant—in general, E7 has more RAM capacity, more cores, and more reliability features than E5, and E3 is used for parts that are essentially rebranded standard desktop chips.
Voice Of America
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So a dependency has been created between the poor in Anatolia and AKP, and these are people are so afraid if AKP ever loses they will lose their entitlements.” In the run-up to the referendum, the government again turned to state intervention, launching major programs of cheap loans for businesses, job creation schemes, and massive public works projects. Early elections? Economists predict that with individuals and private companies racked with debt, more state intervention is likely, ”Turkey will find it difficult to sustain that debt-fueled growth, that's why the public sector will play an increasing role in supporting economic activity going forward. Personally, I expect elections to be held earlier than the current schedule. I would not be surprised to see elections by this time next year. So I think it can be sustained until that time." The pressure to call early elections will deepen worries about how the government will fund it’s growing economic and financial programs.
Radar Online
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Scientology has wrecked Jennifer Lopez ’s family — with the cult leaving her father flat broke and homeless! Radar has learned David Lopez — a devout Scientologist for over 30 years — claimed to have given “hundreds of thousands” of dollars to the shady religion, but refuses to leave it! David claimed he fell into their trap, but he hasnt been to the church in FIVE YEARS since giving them all his cash! A well-placed Scientology source alleged: “The church will bleed you dry of everything you’ve ever owned, loved and cherished. “They are ruthless — and if they want to keep you in their grips, they will. It takes a lot of nerve, and usually help from someone on the outside, to leave. David once lived in a million-dollar home in Pasadena, Calif. But the financial hardships caused by Scientology forced him to move to a cheaper residence in the suburb of Azusa with his current wife, Carla Padilla, he said.
BMW Blog
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If the 530e iPerformance is parked over the BMW Wireless Charging loading plate, the battery can be fully charged within 3.5 hours. When maneuvering onto the loading platform, the iDrive system helps its driver with help lines and an exact display of the required position of the vehicle. Of course, the floor slab is designed so that it can also be crossed without taking any damage. After the BMW 530e, additional models with the optional BMW Wireless Charging package will be available within a short time. In addition to the vehicle, the floor plate must also be bought for operation, which can be obtained from the dealership, similar to conventional wallbox solutions from BMW i and iPerformance. According to the BMW, the price is not yet fixed, but it should only be slightly above the current BMW i Wallbox Pro, which is currently priced at around $900.
Ars Technica
27 minutes
Voice Of America
31 minutes
Fernando Villavicencio knows all too well the risks confronting journalists who expose information that others want to suppress. The Ecuadoran journalistconvicted of defaming President Rafael Correa under the country’s harsh communications law – has spent parts of the past few years in hiding rather than submit to prison. He already has paid nearly $50,000 in fines. He faces current charges, and a pretrial detention order, for allegedly disseminating private emails of Correa and another official. He and his family have faced long separations, as well as threats of physical harm. “The government cannot afford to let my voice be free,” he told VOA last month, speaking from an undisclosed location via a Skype audio connection. Last week, the 52-year-old author and founder of the FOCUS Ecuador news website applied for political asylum in Lima, Peru, fearing he would not get a fair trial in the current case.
Forex News DailyFX
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European markets are all down today. The main event was ECB interest rate meetings with bank chief Mario Draghi saying that the stimulus package in place is here to stay for now at least. The bank was relatively dovish as a tone believing risks have been reduced surrounding the French election. However, they have mentioned that it would be December before they would even consider any cuts. This is supporting the current move for the euro. But overall, Draghi doesn't seem to be confident about his next move due to a number of uncertainties which are in his way. The overall tone was dovish. Despite economic growth and confidence gains inflation continues to undershoot its target into the fifth straight year. And wage growth is also weak as well as the unknown outcome of the French elections which will be key to deciding any potential future moves and how the Brexit negotiations are proceeding – by the time we get to the next meeting.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / We're talking mostly water that is way older than this fellow, but also a little water that's slightly younger... (credit: Don Harrison ) Water is typically considered a renewable resource, as the global cycle of evaporation and precipitation constant redistributes it. But not all sources of fresh drinking water work that way. Some accumulate at modest rates, which can easily be surpassed by extraction for people and crops. In the case of groundwater aquifers, this extraction is sometimes referred to as “mining,” since water that fell as rain long ago can be quickly depleted by wells. A new study led by the University of Calgary’s Scott Jasechko estimates how much of the Earth’s accessible groundwater is “fossilwater that has been down there for 12,000 years or more, predating the current interglacial climate period. Along the way, the researchers discovered a surprise—that “fossilwater may not be as untouched by human pollution as we thought.
Mondoweiss
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Cancelling the meeting was a rare step, but in line with the current right-wing government's stance against groups it accuses of having political agendas and of unfairly tarnishing Israel ... Gabriel told journalists in Jerusalem that he regretted Netanyahu's decision, but also said that he did not think it would badly impact relations between the two countries. This does not mean the breaking of diplomatic relations. We need to keep this a little bit in perspective..... https://www.yahoo.com/news/netanyahu-snubs-german-foreign-minister-ngo-row-153248138.html Merkel spokesman backs German minister in Israel visit spat BERLIN (AP) 26 Apr German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman backed the country's foreign minister on Wednesday in a spat over his meeting with a rights group in Israel, saying that it must be possible to meet critical organizations in a democracy.
Mondoweiss
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Steinmetz and his companies was no longer active.” Does Dershowitz already know something the American public doesnt? The Times article points out that in 2012, Kushner’s real estate company “went on a buying spree, snapping up about 11,000 apartments around the country, roughly doubling its inventory.” Until now, Kushner’s partners have been kept secret. Beny Steinmetz, in addition to the U.S. probe, is being investigated in 3 other countries. Israel even arrested him briefly last December. Steinmetz is a diamond merchant who was once worth $8 billion, and friends with two Israeli prime ministers. He is suspected of bribing government officials in the west African nation of Guinea to secure the rights to rich iron ore deposits worth $20 billion. Just recently, Steinmetz struck back — at George Soros, who has helped fund the current, honest Guinea government’s costly efforts to win economic justice.
EVO Reviews
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Dan Prosser 27 Apr 2017 £111,802 What is it? Porsche’s ultra high-performance road car division hasnt built a duff one yet. As the latest in a long line of spectacular cars, the new 911 GT3 carries on its shoulders a weight of expectation that most would find debilitating. Rather than being an all-new model it’s a heavily reworked version of the previous GT3, also based on the current 991-generation 911. Porsche’s Motorsport division has reengineered the normally-aspirated flat-six engine, the chassis and the aerodynamics, and for the first time the car is available with a choice of transmissions. Image 8 of 32 Image 8 of 32 That means the return of the manual 911 GT3 – the previous version was PDK only. Porsche Motorsport boss Andreas Preuninger reckons this GT3 is the best one yet. Engine, transmission and 0-60 time Whereas the previous GT3 used a 3.
BMW Blog
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Now onto the powertrain. The driver will have an option of three different driving settings all-wheel drive, all-wheel drive sport and a 100% rear-wheel drive setup. All can be switched with a touch of a button. As we already confirmed, the 7-speed DCT is being replaced by an eight-speed automatic transmission with a P button and larger in size than the current transmission and speed shifting paddles. The steering wheel gets the typical M1/M2 button, in red aluminum, fixed separately on the steering wheel, similar to the Formula 1 steering design. The V8 4.4 liter TwinTurbo engine will produce slightly over 600 horsepower and will go from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.6 seconds. BMW will unveil the new F90 M5 towards the end of this year, followed by a market launch in early 2018. The article New details on the upcoming 2018 BMW F90 M5 appeared first on BMW BLOG
Bit Tech Forums
an hour
Hi guys, it's been a while since A) I upgrade my PC and B) since I last visited these forums! (moved country 3 years ago and haven't really done much PC gaming- sad times!) Anyways, it's now been so long skeletons are forming in my head and I can't even remember if I have DDR3 or 4 in my rig, and PU: Battleground is running slower than a slideshow, and my technical knowledge is......well I've forgotten everything. I'm off to Hong Kong this weekend and am looking to replace my gear for what's in the Bittech Buyers guide. Parts that probably need replacing are: MOBO RAM GPU (current GPU was bought for Battlefield 3....THREE!) So my questions are: My CPU is an intel i5 (bought in the last 2 years) so probably ok. First off, how do I check what RAM I have and if I need a RAM upgrade? Second, anything I should be aware of in terms of hardware compatability? Cheers Sotu
The Hill
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Mashable
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Kim Kardashian is back to regular her scheduled programming, promoting lip kits, and chatting away on talk shows. Only this time, things feel different. Kim shared a lot about family good and badon Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, discussing everything from a strained relationship with Caitlyn Jenner to life after the Paris robbery. SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian's gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone My heart breaks for my mom, you know, because I feel like she's been through so much and there's, you know," Kim explained, referencing details in Jenner's new book The Secrets of My Life and Jenner's current media blitz . Read more... More about Ellen Degeneres Show , Conversations , Kim Kardashian West , Kim Kardashian , and Caitlyn Jenner
Bleacher Report
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And for good measure, we tossed in a mini-wild-card draft to incorporate all non-wrestlers, from announcers to managers. A number of surprise picks popped up. Titus O'Neil didn't get any love. And each writer had a vastly different vision. Mueller threw a curveball with his very first pitch, drafting Becky Lynch ahead of the likes of Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks. Women's Division Mueller: When it came to drafting the women's division, I had a clear goal in mind. I wanted to have two current top stars, two up-and-coming rookies and two veterans. Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks are the cornerstones of the division, Natalya and Mickie James are the wily vets, and Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot are the future. I was less worried about heels and babyfaces because those things can be changed later. Beaston: The SmackDown Live women's division was as successful as it was in its original form because of the plethora of characters that existed within.
BBC Parliament
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published by UCAS shows a 22% fall in the number of applicants to nursing and midwifery courses in England impaired to the same point in the 2016 application cycle. As my noble friend pointed out, in previous cases when fees have been introduced application numbers have gone down but rebranded in future years. The same UCAS data also shows that since January there have been over 3000 additional applicants for nursing and midwifery places, taking the current total to over 40,000 applicants for around 23,000 places in England. The chair of.
BBC Parliament
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standard student support system for tuition fee loans and maintenance loans. These reforms will enable more money to go into front-line services around £1 billion a year to be reinvested in the NHS. In addition they help secure the future supply of nurses and health care professionals. First by removing the cap that has been identified by my noble friend is being a feature of the current system so that more applicants can gain a place in the universities will be able to deliver up to 10,000 additional training places. The changes also.
BBC Parliament
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enable a typical provision of 25% increase in living costs a port for health care students and it puts universities in a stronger financial and competitive position so they are able to invest sustainably for the long-term. The noble lady baroness Watkins in her excellent and well-informed speech also pointed out that it removes a perverse incentive of the current system where it is the sole degree that is subsidised in that way and that brings with it a number of benefits as well, including.
PinkNews
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Authorities running concentration camp style prison in Chechnya are torturing inmates into outing others. Activists from the Russian LGBT Network have revealed the horrifying abuse as they seek to help victims. Maksim, who was captured, told the New York Times he had been tortured after meeting up with a gay friend at his home. “They [...]
TIME - Top Stories
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The Tribeca Film Festival, which, since its creation in 2002 has become a fixture for the movie industry, is no stranger to immersive and interactive experiences. Already, in 2013, they introduced Storyscapes, a showcase of works blending storytelling and technology. Back then, only five projects were featured. Last year, the festival debuted the Virtual Arcade, to make more room for the growing number of virtual reality pieces being produced by household names and emerging voices alike. Eighteen were selected and offered on-site for visitors to try. This time around, the two sections have been merged. The 2017 edition of the festival boasts 30 such innovative experiences, two thirds of which are world premiere. They run the gamut of the current uses of the medium, from fiction to non-fiction, photorealism to animation, room-scale installations to interactive.
Design Milk - Style & Fashion
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It's the same size as a ukulele, but it plays and sounds just like a regular acoustic guitar. it also comes with flashcards and the app to get the littles started. Loog Mini Red Loog Mini White Loog Mini Pink Jump in on their current Kickstarter campaign if you want to get your hands on one! (ME!!)