EVO
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The carbon ceramic brakes, meanwhile, feel as though they would last all day without fading. Price and rivals At £111,802 the 911 GT3 has a level of performance and dynamic ability that most supercars costing significantly more money would kill for. The £138,350 Audi R8 V10+, for instance, has more power with 602bhp, but despite its excellent chassis it doesnt have the same rare dynamic quality as the GT3 and on track it wouldnt see which way the Porsche had gone. In fact, the only car even vaguely in the same price bracket that delivers a similarly beguiling driving experience is the £159,750 McLaren 570S Track Pack. Image 1 of 32 Image 1 of 32
Auto Express
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If you wish to prolong the silence, you can flick the drivetrain into Max eDrive mode, where it keeps the engine off as much as possible. Like many hybrids, you can ask the car to hold a level of charge for later use. We found auto mode balances the two sources best. • Best executive cars on sale Our test route involved plenty of hills and motorway miles, so the 530e’s battery was quickly drained. As a result, the trip computer showed a decent, but not outstanding, return of 37mpg. We’d expect a similarly fast diesel to fare better, but the hybrid will claw back its advantage if you charge regularly and spend time in town. Image 7 of 18 Image 7 of 18 The 530e’s ride and handling are a bit of a mixed bag. It’s far from uncontrolled, but the hybrid 5’s extra weight sacrifices some of the car’s crisp responses, while the usually smooth ride seemed to fidget more than expected.
Autocar
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This week: New Porsche 911 GT3 driven; Land Rover Discovery faces rivals; MG E-Motion at the Shanghai motor show In this week's Autocar we introduce the new Land Rover Discovery to its toughest rivals in a quarry, where there's mud, a camp fire and lots of jumping... We also get a drive in Porsche's brilliant new 911 GT3 , which is updated and better than ever. Then we head off to Shanghai to meet the new MG E-Motion , a striking concept car that could send this once British marque back into the limelight. Plus, Audi's designers are also on hand to explain why it's moving in a new direction, and we take a look at the 300bhp Skoda Vision E concept . Also in this issue Our road testers slip behind the wheel of a (deep breath) BMW 530e iPerformance Plug-in hybrid saloon. And there's also a drive in the similarly eco-focused Volkswagen e-Golf and Nissan Micra 0.
Washington Free Beacon
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Ukraine sold the unfinished ship in 1998 to Chinese middlemen "pretending to have no connection to the navy," according to one China military analyst in Washington. "This was done under the ridiculous pretense that the carrier would be tied up at the docks in Macau to become a floating casino painted in battleship grey." The ship was eventually towed to the Dalian shipyards, where it underwent more than a decade of re-fitting as the People's Liberation Army Navy worked to develop aircraft for carrier-based use. This new carrier will be "just enough different from the Liaoning that the PLAN will enjoy minimal benefits—if any—and no synergism from having two similarly-designed ships," according to a U.S. aircraft carrier design specialist who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon . The troubles that the Chinese will have with their carrier fleet "are only going to multiply geometrically if they follow through on their previously declared plans for future ships.
Washington Free Beacon
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Ukraine sold the unfinished ship in 1998 to Chinese middlemen "pretending to have no connection to the navy," according to one China military analyst in Washington. "This was done under the ridiculous pretense that the carrier would be tied up at the docks in Macau to become a floating casino painted in battleship grey." The ship was eventually towed to the Dalian shipyards, where it underwent more than a decade of re-fitting as the People's Liberation Army Navy worked to develop aircraft for carrier-based use. This new carrier will be "just enough different from the Liaoning that the PLAN will enjoy minimal benefits—if any—and no synergism from having two similarly-designed ships," according to a U.S. aircraft carrier design specialist who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon . The troubles that the Chinese will have with their carrier fleet "are only going to multiply geometrically if they follow through on their previously declared plans for future ships.
Den of Geek
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With her short hair and grey vest, Daniels certainly looks Ripley-esque. The lighting and set design's as handsome as we'd expect from a Ridley Scott movie, and the composition suggests there's something very nasty lurking down the end of that corridor. Brightening the image also reveals a few more details: Daniels is wearing what appear to be combat boots and similarly combat-ready trousers. Is she a soldier of some kind? Perhaps even a Colonial Marine of some type? Thinking about it, Daniels' haircut and outfit reminds us as much of Vasquez from Aliens as Ellen Ripley. Note too the serious looking piece of hardware propped up by Daniels' feet. It's just possible it's a kind of flamethrower we haven't seen before - that would explain the fire apparently flickering down the end of the corridor. Besides, an Alien film wouldn't be an Alien film without flamethrowers.
Fast Company
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If you live in a remote village in Liberia and you get sick, seeing a doctor might involve a canoe ride down a river and two days of walking through the rainforest. Clinics are similarly hard to reach for roughly a billion people around the world. The winner of this years $1 million TED PrizeRajesh Panjabi, the founder of a nonprofit called Last Mile Health has a solution for poor, remote communities that cant afford to hire doctors and nurses. Instead of recruiting trained medical professionals, the organization hires local community members , some of whom may have only a middle-school education. Then it gives them the training needed to screen and treat common illnesses like malaria, providing local jobs as it fills the health care gap. The organization hires local community members , some of whom may have only a middle-school education.
Fast Company
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If you live in a remote village in Liberia and you get sick, seeing a doctor might involve a canoe ride down a river and two days of walking through the rainforest. Clinics are similarly hard to reach for roughly a billion people around the world. The winner of this years $1 million TED PrizeRajesh Panjabi, the founder of a nonprofit called Last Mile Health has a solution for poor, remote communities that cant afford to hire doctors and nurses. Instead of recruiting trained medical professionals, the organization hires local community members , some of whom may have only a middle-school education. Then it gives them the training needed to screen and treat common illnesses like malaria, providing local jobs as it fills the healthcare gap. The organization hires local community members , some of whom may have only a middle-school education.
Expert Reviews
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Although the Power Extract comes with an automatic switch off function so you wont have to worry about over-spillage, you’ll need to use the drainage tube to make the most of the 10L extraction rate because the tank can only hold 2.2L. The drainage tube is included, but its short length makes it tricky to use. Similarly, the power cable lead is on the short side, so it’s not the easiest dehumidifier to move around. Key specs: Capacity - 2.2L; Extraction rate - 10L; Size - 24 x 28 x 46cm; Weight - 9kg. Vax DCS1V1EP Power Extract Dehumidifier, 10 L, 270 W - White £127.00 Buy now 5. Duronic DH05 Mini Dehumidifier: Best for cupboards and small rooms Price when reviewed : £30 For smaller areas of damp and moisture damage, a mini dehumidifier may be all you need. The Duronic DH05 is small enough to fit into cupboards, wardrobes and other nooks and crannies, but big enough to tackle visible signs of moisture, such as mould and mildew.
Auto Express
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Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler is excited about the future of Lynk Co and is looking forward to seeing the Chinese brand in the UK 2017-04-26 15:15 The Shanghai Motor Show is always an eye-opener, from the sheer scale of the event to the ‘here today, gone tomorrowsupercar makers that seem to pop up at each visit then vanish from trace. Western car companies are putting more and more effort into this lucrative market, while plenty of the Chinese makers continue to tease us with promises of heading to Europe and the UK with innovation and value (although judging by some of the tired-looking designs on display, we’d be quite happy if many of them stayed in the Far East). However, while one Chinese car brand purported to be coming to the UK, Qoros , finally confirmed that it wasnt , one of its big rivals seemed to be stealing the show. Lynk Co – the new global car brand launched late last year by the Chinese owner of Volvo , Geely, and led by many former Volvo guys – was launching its smart-looking, if not groundbreaking 01 SUV and similarly styled 03 saloon .
Auto Express
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[gallery:1] The overall effect is smart and surprisingly tasteful, with the menacing face and purposeful stance lifting what is otherwise a fairly anonymous looking city car. You’ll find a selection of updates inside, too, including a set of stainless steel pedals, black and red artificial leather and extra chrome and gloss black details throughout. Again, Kia hasnt gone overboard, simply adding some extra class to the 2017 Picanto’s already logically ordered, attractive and solidly built cabin. • Best city cars on sale right now Granted, most of the trim on the doors and dash is hard and shiny rather than soft and plush, but the same can be said for similarly-priced rivals. Our only criticism is the relative lack of coloursister company Hyundai manages a brighter and airier feel in the i10 . Nevertheless, this is the most upmarket city car Kia has ever built.
Sky News
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It is said to be on a routine visit but I think the message will not be lost on the regime in Pyongyang who have been carrying out their own similarly live scale live firing military exercises. North Korea's exercises took place yesterday on what was the 85th anniversary.
Washington Free Beacon
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Similarly, workers with a bachelor’s degree saw 5 percent higher wages in the federal government and 52 percent more benefits than those in the private sector. However, federal employees with higher education received 24 percent less wages and 3 percent lower benefits than their private-sector counterparts. The report notes that the government could have saved money if it spent more on higher-educated workers, instead of spending higher wages on the lower-educated workers. "The federal government would have reduced its spending on wages by 3 percent if it had decreased the pay of its less educated employees and increased the pay of its more educated employees to match the wages of their private-sector counterparts," the report said. The trend to pay federal employees more than their private-sector counterparts has increased over time. From 2005 through 2010, workers earning a high school diploma or less received 36 percent more in the federal government than in the private sector.
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a long-standing grievance between Canada and the US. With regards to dairy, there is a feeling within the US that Canadian farmers are getting an unfair subsidy. Canadian dairy farmers feel similarly when it comes to American dairy farmers. Looking at all of.
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Neuroscientists have long noted that if certain brain cells are destroyed by, say, a stroke, new circuits may be laid in another location to compensate, essentially rewiring the brain. Researchers have found that social networks respond similarly after the death of a close mutual friend, providing support during the grieving process.
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less clarity on key issues such as freedom of moment. Keir Starmer said they'd end it but not for those EU migrants coming here who have a job lined up or students coming here to university or college. Similarly on the timetable, sir Keir Starmer said Labour would avoid.
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republic that neither of the established parties have got through to the final round and similarly, Le Pen came second, the hard left candidate did well and I think.
Mashable
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An Instagram bug affecting some users is preventing them from temporarily disabling their accounts, TechCrunch reports . "Disabling" on Instagram works similarly as on Facebook, meaning that the account will be hidden as though it has been deleted. It temporarily hides all actions by that account including posts, likes, comments and the profile. SEE ALSO: Instagram is testing offline functionality Users have been complaining about the issue on social networks like Twitter and Reddit since February. Several users were redirected to the home page after trying to disable the account. Hey @instagram , why can't I temporarily disable my account? And why can't I reach you anywhere? Sigurður Arnar (@siggia) April 9, 2017 Read more... More about Facebook , Instagram , and Tech
Politico
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Can media myopia be cured? Unlike other industries, the national media has a directive beyond just staying in business: Many newsrooms really do feel a commitment to reflecting America fairly. Sometimes, correcting for liberal bias can be smart business as well. For instance, by rightly guessing that there was a big national broadcast audience that didnt see their worldviews represented in the mainstream networks, the Fox News Channel came to dominate cable TV ratings. Adopting Fox’s anti-mainstream media message to his political needs, Trump ended up running on a Foxesque platform, making a vote for him into a vote against the elite media—his trash talk was always directed at the national press, not the local. Similarly, Breitbart has seen huge success sticking it to liberals, implicitly taking the side of the “real America” against the coastal bubbles.
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By Thursday, the shop at Democrats.org was sellingDemocrats give a sh*t about peopleshirts. Profanity’s caught on among the more junior ranks too. Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy began a healthcare-related tweetstorm in February by saying “Let me count thy ways that the leaked GOP ACA repeal plan will totally, completely, monumentally screw you.” Virginia Governor candidate Tom Perriello’s healthcare take started similarly: “Republicans, this is not a damn game.” And California Congressman Ted Lieu maxed out his character limit in March to tweet , “Mr. President: If there was a wiretap at Trump Tower, that means a fed judge found probable cause of crime which means you are in deep shit.” It’s enough to make you wonder what the hell is going on. Politicians have never been saints when it comes to salty language. Roll through the archives and you’ll find John F.