Voice Of America
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“We have seen how severely the markets reacted the day the European parliament voted to suspend the accession process which was only a non-binding resolution,” notes consultant Yesilada, recalling November’s vote. “I would imagine how severe the markets would react if the EU was to freeze accession talks. It's really a bad scenario.” Analysts also point out that despite Erdogan’s tough referendum campaign rhetoric of not only calling for the death penalty, but also regular EU attacks, behind the scenes, there is another story. “What we are seeing now is a realistic assessment by both the EU and Ankara,” Ulgen said, adding, “that despite the difficulties, this relationship remains of critical importance for both sides.” Pragmatism is being widely predicted to prevail over the death penalty, in the face of calls from Erdogan’s grassroots, and many nationalists; but, given the country is set to face a crucial general and presidential election within two years, few are predicting with any certainty the death penalty controversy will end soon.
Voice Of America
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It is merely the beginning of a much longer story." A Republican, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker said, "Russia's the elephant in the room. That's what we need to be dealing with."` Information leaks During his long run to the White House, Trump declared "I love WikiLeaks," as the anti-secrecy group disclosed thousands of emails from the computer of the campaign chief of Democrat Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state Trump defeated in the November election. The emails depicted embarrassing behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Democratic operatives to help Clinton secure the party's presidential nomination. Trump, at his 77-minute news conference, said the WikiLeaks disclosures were different because they were not classified material, as was the content of the Flynn-Kislyak calls. Trump has regularly assailed the leaks surrounding the Flynn-Kislyak calls, rather than the content of them, in his almost daily commentary on his Twitter social media account.
Daily Mail - USA
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SiteProNews
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Uber once again is in the spotlight after sexism charges were levelled against the high-tech transportation firm by a former employee. The company, in a bid to head off more bad press, has appointed former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to a panel put together to investigate claims Uber ignored sexual harassment complaints from engineer Susan J. Fowler who worked at the firm for one year. The panel will also include Uber board member Arianna Huffington, who announced her involvement in a tweet . Susan Fowler Fowler, in a blog post , says the trouble began shortly after she came on board with Uber in November 2015. She claims she was sent sexually suggestive messages from her manager and, when she filed a complaint with HR, nothing was done to investigate the matter. That was the beginning of a number of questionable incidents Fowler says she experienced before leaving Uber in December of 2016.
Copyblogger
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People who agree with the sentiment want to find out why they’re right in thinking so. People who disagree? They read on because they want to rebut. Big statements are not for the faint-hearted. If you dont want to engage in robust conversation about the ideas you’ve expressed in a post, stay away from this one. Hook #5: Tell a story If you present information in a story format , people immediately pay attention. Using a story as a hook, however, is a pro skill. You can’t kick off with just any story; it has to be relevant. For an ongoing master class in this technique, simply follow Bernadette Jiwa. Here’s a recent example from her blog: Headline: The Unchanging Nature Of Business Hook: It’s a cool November day in 2014, and a young couple pause on a suburban street to snap a selfie with an iPhone 5C. Why does the above statement hook you? Because you want to discover the link between the headline and a young couple taking a selfie.
Techradar
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Microsoft has confirmed that it will be releasing a second major update for Windows 10 later this year, following the Creators Update which is due to arrive soon (most likely in April). The confirmation comes from the Ignite Australia conference, where Microsoft showed a slide which outlined Windows 10s release cadence (as spotted and posted by Twitter user Rafael Rivera, an engineer and technical contributor to Thurrott.com). The slide (see below) shows the imminent Creators Update and a further update scheduled for later this year which unfortunately isnt named its merely called the second update in 2017. Theres no specific date given for either, with a timeframe which is still marked as TBD (to be determined). Image Credit: Rafael Rivera Falling into place However, over at Thurrott.com , sources have indicated a rough release date which is reportedly October or November.
Derby Telegraph
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Burton Albion striker Luke Varney is expecting extra spice as the Brewers head to Derby County's Pride Park Stadium tonight.Varney who endured a tough spell at the Rams after joining initially on loan in November 2008 from Charlton Athletic and then signing permanently for £1m in 2009, says that his time at Derby was a disappointment.My time at Derby was a disappointment, Varney told the club's website, I wanted to do well there as I am a Leicester lad and felt it was a...
South China Morning Post
10 hours
Education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen called on the government to withdraw its comment that the education system was not the direct cause of student suicides, after another teenager killed himself on Tuesday. This came after four other students committed suicide and two made attempts within a two-week period from February 5. The Education Bureau set up the Committee on Prevention of Student Suicides after a spate of such cases last year. In a report submitted to the bureau in November, the...
South China Morning Post
10 hours
Education sector lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen called on the government to withdraw its comment that the education system was not the direct cause of student suicides, after another teenager killed himself on Tuesday. This came after four other students committed suicide and two made attempts within a two-week period from February 5. The Education Bureau set up the Committee on Prevention of Student Suicides after a spate of such cases last year. In a report submitted to the bureau in November, the...
Fast Company
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Expert recruiters from Facebook, LinkedIn, and others weigh in on the right approach to following up after an interview. Expert recruiters from Facebook, LinkedIn, and others weigh in on the right approach to following up after an interview. When Joseph Waites* first applied for a new job in early November, he had no idea it would take over a month before he'd hear from anyone. After six weeks, an email arrived to invite him to his first interview. A second was scheduled within a few days. Waites was hopeful, especially after the employer sent him an assignment so that he could prove he had the right stuff for the job. Read Full Story
Fast Company
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Since November, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood have seen their support skyrocket. Now, they're adopting new grassroots strategies. Since November, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood have seen their support skyrocket. Now, they're adopting new grassroots strategies. Earlier this month, Jennifer Ande held an event in support of Planned Parenthood. She and a few dozen other people got together to make Valentine's Day cards that they would then send to their local politicians in support of the organization. She had received the tools from her local Planned Parenthood in New Jersey. Through that she brought together fellow supporters to write dozens of cards to politicians in support of the women's health organization. This was the first time Ande ran such an event. Read Full Story
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: State-owned carrier Air India has put on sale two more Dreamliners (Boeing 787-800) to raise USD 250 million (nearly Rs 1,700 crore) for the repayment of short-term loan availed earlier for purchasing these planes. The airline would also lease back these two Boeing 787-800s under an operating lease for a period of up to 12 years with a three-year extension option, the airline said in its Invitation of Offers document. These two aircraft were delivered to Air India between November last year and January this year. Under a Sale and Lease Back (SLB) arrangement, the seller of an asset leases it back from the purchaser for a long-term period and continues to use it without actually owning it. The airline has fixed a reserve purchase price at USD 125 million (Rs 836 crore) for each aircraft. Currently, the airline has 23 Dreamliners in its fleet.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's consumer price index likely rose 2.8% from a year earlier in January, rising sharply from the previous month's pace, a Reuters poll showed. Inflation in January likely rose due to increased transport costs, following higher global oil prices and a weaker Malaysian ringgit, the economists surveyed said. In December, the annual inflation rate was at 1.8%, matching levels from the previous month, as prices of food and housing and utilities rose. Annual inflation reached a seven-year peak of 4.2% in February 2016, but then moderated as the effects of a goods and services tax imposed in April 2015 faded. Malaysia's central bank said in November that annual inflation moderated to 1.3% in the third quarter. — Reuters
The Sun Daily - World News
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"I said I'd lead from the front," said Nuttall, who took over from Brexit figurehead Nigel Farage in November. "This was the first opportunity to fight a by-election. It's deemed to be the capital of Brexit in many ways, so I've put my head above the parapet and I've gone for it," he told AFP. UKIP have taken over a former bakery in the main shopping district as their campaign headquarters, with Nuttall's name and picture emblazoned across the front. In the 2015 general election – when UKIP won just one of 650 parliamentary seats despite taking 13 percent of the overall voteLabour won in Stoke-on-Trent Central with 39 percent, UKIP coming second on 23 percent. But it was the only constituency in Britain where the majority did not vote at all. "The word that we get on the doorsteps more than any is change," Nuttall said. "What we've got to do is to come in, garner those votes and turn the capital of Brexit into the capital of change.
Voice Of America
15 hours
From marijuana-laced candy to body lotion infused with marijuana, this controversial plant is becoming a big business in the United States as more states make it mainstream. Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is now legal in 28 U.S. states for either medical or recreational use. Of those states, four of them legalized recreational marijuana last November, including California. At a dispensary in Los Angeles, the experience for customers is more similar to a trip to the winery or high-end retail store. There are cannabis plants on well-lit display and available for a smell test, as well as other edibles. It’s an effort to dispel pot’s stigma and normalize its use. “It’s inevitable. Get with it,” said a customer who would only give his first name, Eric. He sees it as an herb with fewer side effects than prescription pain medicine. Public opinion about legalization of marijuana has shifted in its favor.
TYT YouTube
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Leaked audio of Trump has just surfaced. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break down what he said. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “President Donald Trump, living alone inside the White House, often hungers for friendly interaction as he adjusts to the difficult work of governance. At his clubs, he finds what’s missing. That showed last November at a cocktail and dinner reception celebrating longtime members of his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club. Deep into the process of meeting potential Cabinet nominees, the president-elect invited partygoers to stop by the next day to join the excitement. “We’re doing a lot of interviews tomorrowgenerals, dictators, we have everything,” Trump told the crowd, according to an audiotape of his closed-to-the-press remarks, obtained by POLITICO from a source in the room.
The Herald - Small Medium Business
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The Event Chronicle
21 hours
The ships of the fleet are to make long-distance voyages to the North Sea, to the Mediterranean, to Antarctica, and to other areas of the world ocean this year, he said without specifying the ships that would take part in them, as the voyages were still in the phase of planning. Martov recalled that the oceanic survey vessel of the Baltic Fleet, the Admiral Vladimirsky, did an Antarctic voyage from November 2015 through to April 2016, for the first time in thirty years. He pointed out a constant expansion of the geography of voyages, saying that ships of the Baltic Fleet performed assignments in the Caribbean, North, Black, and Mediterranean Seas, as well as in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in 2016. Nothing to be concerned about or see here; just routine stuff... move along. Dosvuydanye. Of course, we note that the oceanic survey vessel, the Admiral Vladimirsky , was in the Antarctic doing oceanic surveys (presumably) just a few months before the Patriarch of Moscow's visit to bless the snow and penguins.
Western Daily Press
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Ruptly TV
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The Event Chronicle
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Whatever Deep State wants done, is done … at the appointed time, at the prescribed place and in the ‘right’ way according to established Deep State protocols. The Timing of Pizzagate One of the dead giveaways of this CIA-directed black operation, which also doubles as a massive ongoing psyop against the establishment, is the calculated timing just before Clinton’s loss. Many armchair analysts have suggested that her loss was due to Pizzagate . Not so, the ruling elites already knew that Hillary had lost the critical swing states well before November 8th of 2016. They also knew that in order to outright steal the election from Trump, they would have to conduct so much vote fraud and election theft that it would be impossible to conceal. Especially after conducting so many obviously fake polls and committing so many voter registration crimes, did they make a final decision to allow a Trump victory, and to execute their Plan B.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Income Tax officials could soon be at your doorstep if you have deposited a huge amount during the note-swapping exercise last year, and have not yet explained the source of the cash. "We have tried to keep the exercise non-intrusive. But if people have not come forward, then some kind of verification is needed especially in cases that involve deposits of large sums," a senior income-tax department official told ET. Under the 'Operation Clean Money', the I-T department had sent out SMSes and e-mails to about 18 lakh people who deposited over Rs 5 lakh each during the 50-day window from November 10 to December 30, because the desposits did not tally with their income. The depositors were asked by the I-T department to explain the source of the money by logging in to its portal. By February 15, about 7.3 lakh people responded to the emails and explained their deposits.
The Points Guy
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We're finding fares as low as $377 round-trip to Barcelona (BCN) and Madrid (MAD) from a number of East Coast cities, including New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and even direct from American's hub in Philadelphia (PHL). These prices are generally available in the spring and the fall/winter with tons of options in November and December (including Thanksgiving), and in most cases there's a 5 or 7-night stay requirement. You don't need any tricks to get these airfares, so just use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on Orbitz , Expedia or directly with the airline itself. The actual flights will be on either American or Iberia metal. Airline: Oneworld partners (American, Iberia, British Airways, Finnair) Routes: JFK/BOS/MIA/FLL/PHL to BCN or MAD Cost: $377+ round-trip in economy Dates: March-May and October-December Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express ( 5x on airfare ), Chase Sapphire Reserve , Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express , Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel) Here are a few examples of what you can book: New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) nonstop for $377 round-trip in November via Orbitz : Boston (BOS) to Madrid (MAD) nonstop for $381 round-trip in March via Orbitz : Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $393 round-trip in December via Orbitz : Ft.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Chris Cohen says he is fit to play when Nottingham Forest face Wigan and revealed he had told manager Gary Brazil he was ready to face Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, despite not having played a single minute of football since early November.The Reds captain got his first taste of the action since returning from a groin injury in a 4-0 win over Hull City under-23s at the City Ground on Monday.Cohen completed 77 minutes of the game without any problems and, after the final whistle,...